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The MBTA created a Health and
The arbitration decision noted that
Health and welfare funds created for other public employees, including the
Lawmakers passed 2009 transportation legislation that moved MBTA workers under the state's
But shifting T workers from the agency's more expensive health insurance plans to the GIC has been derailed by delays -- first by the Carmen's Union unsuccessful court challenge.
Then a 2010 law allowed roughly 3,600 Carmen's Union members to avoid moving to the GIC until this fiscal year while the labor group sought arbitration, according to the
But even before the arbitration ruling, lawmakers passed a 2011 law setting up the framework for a Health and Welfare Trust Plan for MBTA employees.
In its report last month, the taxpayers foundation summed up how the union skirted the 2009 reform.
"After failing to reach agreements through collective bargaining and mediation, the Boston Carmen's
"We addressed some issues that weren't necessarily popular but those issues were addressed," the
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