A report that was just released, it’s clear that the bulk of the layoffs are likely to come from the ranks of bus and train operators and motor persons. This is a group of workers that’s largely non-white, 50% are black and about half of them live in communities where COVID rates are above 4%,” said Community Labor United Executive Director Lee Matsueda. 

“We cannot stand for this public sector jobs like those the T have been historically a source of middle-class stability, especially for black workers and their families. Good jobs and steady employment are critical during a time of crisis like the pandemic that’s taken a harsh toll on communities of color, massive layoffs at the T are going to likely worsen the pandemic outcomes by pushing hundreds more in the joblessness and instability.”

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