Amazon’s coveted HQ2 could be coming to Boston or Somerville and the region’s power brokers are set to unleash a full-scale sales pitch to help land the $5 billion, 50,000-job prize. “Just like with GE, I think the business community put their arms around the opportunity. I see the same thing happening here,” said Bob Reynolds, chief executive of Putnam Investments and chairman of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership.
The MBTA and labor leaders say they have reached a "tentative" bargaining agreement with the union representing the T's bus mechanics, a major development that could shift the agency's months-long pursuit of a contract to privatize the work at a handful of bus garages. Officials did not disclose the terms of the multi-year deal. In a joint statement, both the T and Local 264 leaders say some "specific terms" are still being discussed and that the union still needs to ratify the agreement.
The $77.7 million tab Bay State taxpayers paid in 2017 for retiree buyouts is nearly double the bill from just five years ago, a trend that threatens to push the number of ex-state workers taking home one-time, six-figure checks to unseen levels. The buyouts, fueled by payments for unused sick and vacation time, dwarf the $42.1 million taxpayers shelled out for the same costs in 2012, according to a Herald analysis of state payroll data.
NEW: Amid potential for outsourcing, the @MBTA and Local 264, the mechanics union, have reached a new labor agreeement. It's unclear what terms are or what direct effect it will have T's pursuit of contract to privatize work in three garages #mapolihttps://t.co/qzpEghCZt4
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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