President Steven Tolman, Statement on Machinist 264 Contract Agreement

Statement on Machinists 264 contract agreement by Steven A. Tolman, President Massachusetts AFL-CIO

“Local 264 is truly a union that cares not just about its membership but also about their riders and about the MBTA and taxpayers as a whole. This agreement is a win for riders because Local 264 was able to negotiate a solution that kept the best performing mechanics in the nation on the job. It’s a win for organized labor because it shows the power of sticking together and of uniting with community groups to get the facts out in a clear, consistent manner. Many of these mechanics and fuelers are military veterans and parents who stood up and fought back not just to protect riders, but also to protect their families and our communities. We applaud the mechanics of IAM Local 264 for conducting a successful and honorable campaign to preserve high quality bus safety and maintenance services at the MBTA.”

– Steven A. Tolman, President Massachusetts AFL-CIO