He referenced a recent study from the union-backed coalition, Public Transit Public Good, which estimated more than 800 jobs could be eliminated if the MBTA moves ahead with the service cuts.

“We have to allow time for relief and funding from the federal government to roll out support for the T. We can’t jump to conclusions and make cuts that are going to be disastrous for our communities,” Community Labor United Executive Director Lee Matsueda said. “We have to allow time for the vaccine we have to protect opportunity for economic recovery.”

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