Dear Labor Activist,
Last week the House of Representatives included a provision in its budget to exempt the MBTA from the Taxpayer Protection Act, which ensures that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely by subjecting proposed privatization measures to a cost-benefit analysis performed by the State Auditor. If adopted, this proposal would result in private contractors being allowed to bid on jobs and services currently performed by union workers -- with no cost-benefit analysis and no assurance that services will be upheld.
Now it’s on to the Senate. The State Senate will debate their version of the budget later this month and we need to stop this provision from being included in order to keep it from becoming law. Click here to contact your Senator by phone and email and urge them to reject the House’s proposal to exempt the MBTA from the Taxpayer Protection Act.
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