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Comment on: State budget supports Baker on MBTA overhaul
Posted 07/08/2015 09:30:10 EDT
Comment on: Public defenders, facing abysmal pay, attempt to unionize
Posted 07/03/2015 08:18:10 EDT
In a reasonably just society, workers should have the freedom to unionize.
Comment on: Red Sox seek a spark from newly promoted Rusney Castillo
Posted 05/23/2015 07:54:04 EDT
Absolutely. 1. Demolishing the confidence of young talent 2. ???3. Profit
Comment on: AG Healey to offer her employees paid parental leave
Posted 05/12/2015 12:00:52 EDT
Bucket of crabs, etc., etc.
Comment on: Baker faces tough questions at MBTA hearing
Posted 05/12/2015 07:23:45 EDT
I've only had positive interactions with T carmen and drivers. Our anecdotes cancel each other out. Magic!
Posted 05/12/2015 07:21:55 EDT
It's management's job to worry principally about a company's interests. Unions look out for the interests of workers first. There is naturally supposed to be tension between them. Compromises are reac more »
Comment on: Housing market rebounds in Boston-area suburbs
Posted 05/02/2015 02:30:24 EDT
People who have homes smaller than 4000 square feet are dumber, lazier, and less educated than those with giant homes? Really?I had no idea I sucked so much. more »
Comment on: Higher MBTA fares could signal less taxing times - Politics - The Boston GlobeHigher MBTA fares could signal less taxing times - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/17/2015 09:07:10 EDT
I dunno. Do you think the Berkshires benefit just a hair from Boston being a regional economic power, or not? more »
Comment on: Raising, discounting fares may be answer for MBTA
Posted 04/15/2015 07:24:40 EDT
Oh, no! Not the slippery slope of ending regressive taxes! more »
Comment on: Panel ties absences to MBTA cancellations MBTA workers out 57 days of year, report says
Posted 04/07/2015 08:11:41 EDT
Prove that abuse. Further, prove that that abuse is worse than in other organizations (public or private). If it is actually worse, take steps to reduce it. Boom? more »
Posted 04/07/2015 08:08:30 EDT
"You do realize that people in the private sector do not earn more then government employees and do not get annual salary increases and the wide array of benefits as well? " Maybe people in the privat more »
Posted 04/07/2015 08:04:49 EDT
Ha. They updated the story after I posted this. Still not satisfactory--give me percentages of total trips, give me in-depth comparisons to other systems, give me comparisons to other industries. Shee more »
Posted 04/06/2015 08:02:43 EDT
Why are there no hard numbers listed here? What's "high?" What's the percentage of trips canceled due to absenteeism? Would those "high" costs be unacceptably higher if more personnel were added to bu more »
Comment on: Mass. needs to face hard transportation facts
Posted 02/22/2015 12:33:43 EST
"Okay, higher costs, yes, so how much higher than the national average"I don't know, but I don't think that yelping about things being 'higher than average' is useful. So what? more »
Posted 02/22/2015 10:40:38 EST
That's a Reason Foundation report, so it's not exactly coming from an unbiased source. Nevertheless, we have 1) harsh winters, 2) lots of traffic, 3) higher-than-nat'l-average wages, and 4) an old roa more »
Comment on: Data-driven pop-up bus service to launch in Boston - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 07:12:05 EDT
It seems like the goal here is more to form a two-tier transit system so that upper-middle class tech workers don't need to deal with the unwashed masses. I'm as blue as they come, but I don't really more »
Comment on: Suspect leads police on chase from Newton to Bedford - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/01/2014 07:14:56 EDT
Insurance? Why engage in a gun battle over a car?
Comment on: Coal plants closing here and across the nation - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/22/2014 07:21:03 EDT
Comment on: Patriots propose four rule changes to NFL - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/20/2014 04:02:40 EDT
Why would the game drag on forever if the number of challenges is still limited?
Comment on: For Windows XP, the end is nigh, and thatâs good - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/13/2014 05:22:35 EDT
It's been 12 years!
Comment on: Late-night T service set to begin March 28 - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/13/2014 07:40:02 EDT
What do you expect? Boston to have the transportation infrastructure of a world-class city? We can't have that--it's politically impossible for some reason.
Comment on: Esteban and Ellen: Maynard teen gets help from town in courting dream prom date - Maynard - Your Town - Boston.com
Posted 02/01/2014 10:38:17 EST
What is wrong with you?
Comment on: School bus drivers could remain on strike Wednesday - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/08/2013 10:51:10 EDT
Bus drivers' complaints are about health insurance, payroll, and unilateral changes to business practices (this could include the GPS tracking, though). I don't know, being able to afford doctor's vis more »
Comment on: Three years after distracted driving ban, police start to get hang of enforcement. - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/27/2013 08:13:31 EDT
You're much more likely to be killed in a car accident than in a bank robbery or a convenience store hold-up--even if you're a bank teller or a clerk.
Comment on: Intel to close Hudson plant, lay off 700 - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/13/2013 11:30:34 EDT
Renewing an outdated chipfab is a huge, expensive undertaking. Taxes had nothing to do with this.
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