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Trains go on strike to demand better living conditions
BOSTON- As she tightened her jacket to ward off the 5f (-15c) degree cold, commuter Tammy Jackson was shocked to see the crowd of over 200 overflowing from the entrance to the Andrew MBTA subway station. The cause for the crowding quickly became apparent – several Red Line trains had used the morning commute to go on strike and demand better living conditions.
Rhoda Kavner, a 1500 model Pullman-Standard rail vehicle, sat just outside the station, within view of the commuters. “I know it’s tough for those commuters, I know it’s a pain, and I know they’re cold, but maybe now they can imagine how we feel.” Rhoda staged her strike for a little under half an hour, before returning to work.