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Report: MBTA service cuts could wipe out 800 jobs

The report, released by the union-backed coalition Public Transit Public Good, said the job cuts would disproportionately hit Black workers living in communities with high COVID-19 infection rates like Dorchester, Brockton, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roxbury, Revere, Lynn and Everett.

The coalition’s Mike Vartabedian of Machinists Union District 15 and Lee Matsueda of Community Labor United plan to join Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Monday at 9:15 a.m. on City Hall Plaza to speak against the proposed reductions t o bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry services.

“Any savings from job losses would be offset by Unemployment Insurance obligations of the MBTA and the Commonwealth,” Matsueda said.

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