06-21-14: Boston, MA: SEIU members march in support of MBTA contracted janitors who may loose their jobs because of MBTA cutbacks outside the Transportation Building on Charles St. South in Boston, Mass. June 21, 2014. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/Martine Powers, Metro ( 22mbtajanitors )
SEIU members march in support of MBTA contracted janitors who may lose their jobs because of MBTA cutbacks.
John Blanding/Globe Staff

The union representing the MBTA’s contracted cleaners, Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, has been leading protests against the T. Union members are up in arms after the MBTA signed a new contract with two cleaning companies that could lead to a nearly 30 percent cut in janitorial workers by this September. (While at least 90 workers are expected to lose their jobs after the start of September, the T has said that the new contracts should save around $15.1 million over the course of five years.)

When the new, increased MBTA fare rates went into effect yesterday, these guys were ready to make a statement—with a flashmob:

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The protestors are also encouraging people to tweet #SmellSomethingSaySomething at the @MBTA Twitter account.