Assaults on MBTA drivers, other employees on the rise

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Archive for May 2012

Photos from 100th Anniversary

Over 400 people came together to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589. ATU International President Larry Hanley, comedian Lenny Clarke, President of other locals, and many well-known politicians were in attendance. Special thanks to everyone that attended as well as all our sponsors. A great evening was had by all.…

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Local 589 College Scholarship Winners

Six students, the sons and daughters of Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 members, will be getting financial assistance through the Union’s college scholarship program this fall. Assistant Secretary Peggy LaPaglia presented the six Local 589 families with their scholarship awards at the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship event on May 10th. The Local 589 Scholarship award winners…

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Local 589 Joins Elizabeth Warren at Rally for the Middle Class

The Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 joined the Greater Boston Labor Council at a May 9th rally to support Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate. Over 750 people packed the SEIU 1199 building to listen to Elizabeth Warren and to sign up to volunteer for her campaign. Photo Cap: Left to Right – President/Business Agent…

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Police arrest man who allegedly spat on bus driver

Boston Globe | May 9, 2012 | By Colin A. Young Boston police today arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly spat on an MBTA bus driver in Roxbury last month, authorities said. Rafael GuzmanRafael Guzman of Boston was arrested at the corner of Washington and Boylston streets shortly before noon on an assault charge, police…

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Rally to declare that public transit is a public good on May 16th!

Join riders and workers from across the State on Wednesday, May 16th @ 11AM on the Statehouse Steps as we gather to protect transit systems across the state by launching the Green Justice Coalition’s campaign – Public Transit–Public Good. Leaders will speak out FOR fair short-term fixes and meaningful long-term solutions and AGAINST regressive proposals…

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Assaults on MBTA drivers, other employees on the rise

05/02/2012 | By Travis Andersen | Boston Globe Assaults on MBTA bus drivers and other employees are on the rise, officials said today outside a T board meeting, and transit police are fighting back. Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the MBTA, said 24 bus drivers were spat on last year, and 12 spitting incidents have…

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