Celebrating the Ingenuity of MBTA Union Workers
A recent article by The Boston Globe highlights the skills, hard work, and innovation of MBTA employees like machinist Mike Haywood, who’s ingenious retrofit of a John Deere vehicle tremendously improved the efficiency and speed at which the MBTA could clear train tracks. With heavy winter storms like those back in 2015, Haywood’s invention has become an indispensable contribution to the city’s public transit system.
As privatization efforts seek to outsource and downgrade the jobs of workers like Haywood, the achievements and determination of MBTA union members reveal yet another reason why Massachusetts should reject the privatization agenda.
Image by Jonathan Wiggs, Boston Globe