Helping Others In Their Time Of Need

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Archive for September 2012

What are you doing this Thursday?

This Thursday, Sept. 6th is Election Day and we need members to volunteer a couple hours of their time or the whole day to work and help elect pro-union candidates that the Carmen’s Union has endorsed.  Click here to see the list of candidates the Carmen’s Union is endorsing in the attached newsletter.  If you can volunteer, please…

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Primary Election Tomorrow!

Dear Local 589 Member: This email is an important reminder that tomorrow, Thursday September 6th is Election Day in Massachusetts. Because this is an unusual day for an election voter turnout will be low – so your vote will count even more! Polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM. You should have…

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Elizabeth Warren Visits Local 589 Repairmen at Cabot Shop

After a morning of greeting voters at Broadway Station, U.S. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren wanted to meet the workers who keep the MBTA running. President John Lee and the Executive Board granted Elizabeth’s request bringing her, and State Representative Nick Collins, over to the Cabot Repair shop. Warren talked with local 589 members praising the…

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Ready to rock the transit world?

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters, Throughout my union life I have often reflected on the sacrifices people have made over the past century to build our labor movement. Our generation is now witnessing a real struggle to save that labor movement. But to win – to rebuild the middle class – we have to do…

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MBTA worker recognized

NECN – September 26, 2012, 4:54 pm – Justin Michaels Everyday, tens of thousands of people go through the Forest Hills T stop. Meeting and greeting as many of them as possible is George Holman. “You’re a legend of all legends… Thank you,” said a passenger. Whether it’s keeping track of the train and bus schedules…

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Carmen Cartoon

Click here to see the first-ever Carmen cartoon about a very serious event coming up next Sunday, Sept. 30th at 7pm ET. The event is “Rocking the Transit World” a special, first-ever national webcast. Click here for a flyer. Why is it important?  Click here to read a message from President Hanley about this important event.

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Volunteers Needed This Thursday!

The Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, is looking for volunteers to hold signs for Elizabeth Warren at the debate being held this Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5-7pm outside of WBZ’s Studios, 1170 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134. Any questions, call or e-mail Mark Flaherty at (617) 899-9627 or All members that volunteer will receive a special…

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Helping Others In Their Time Of Need

On September 13, 2012, the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office along with the MBTA and the 589 Executive Board recognized the following bus operators who volunteered their time and skills to assist the Sheriff’s Office in their most difficult time of need.  The following bus operators provided transportation for hundreds of local and state law enforcement officers so…

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