Skip to comments.[Boston] MBTA hiring workers to clear off the tracks [$30/hr pay]
Posted on 02/17/2015 7:30:30 AM PST by Olog-hai
Hundreds of people armed with shovels met at the Old Bayside Expo at 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning to help dig out the citys subway.
The MBTA put out the call to unions over the weekend, saying that they needed people with shovels to dig out parts of the Red and Orange Lines. Three hundred people showed up and were paid about $30 an hour. [ ]
The MBTA hasnt been advertising the temporary shovel jobs or tell us how much they're willing to spend. [
] The MBTA is also using prison inmates to help clear the tracks.
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This should solve the problem of the able-bodied unemployed in the northeast. Wanna bet the SNAP card holders are nowhere to be found?
I can’t find the info now but I’ve read that the MTBA has an underfunded liability problem on par with the debt that kneecapped Detroit.
Burger flippers will soon protest for equal $30/hr. pay.
All of those transit agencies do. Even the ones that contract out to DBOM (design-build-operate-maintain) companies. The MBTA in particular always contracted their commuter rail operations out to other companies, whether it be the Boston & Maine RR, Amtrak, or recently Veolia and Keolis.
Unions are special.
They have to have a proper quotient of People shoveling and People leaning on their Shovels watching.
I think the current guidelines indicate a 3 to 1 ratio.
Have the unions started screaming about it, or are the prisoners going to be charged prorated union dues so all is OK?
$30 an hour? That is crazy for manual labor. Maybe we need to import more illegals to do the work Americans won’t do./s
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