Archive for October 2012

Video: Which Side Are You On?

Below is a compilation of video and photos (courtesy John Clancy) from the ATU mobilization in Cleveland, Ohio. The song played along in the background is, “Which Side Are You On?,” written by Florence Reece. Reece was the wife of Sam Reece, a union organizer for the United Mine Workers in Harlan County, Kentucky. In…

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2013 Boston Carmen’s Union Scholarship

The Boston Carmen’s Union scholarship application is now available for the 2013 academic year. Click here for the application. The deadline for scholarship is December 17, 2012 and the exam for this scholarship will be conducted at the student’s high school on February 6, 2013. The Carmen’s Union Scholarship is available to a competing student…

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Local 589 Helps to Rock the Transit World!

Tonight, thousands of ATU members from across the United States and Canada joined International President Larry Hanley for the first-ever, “Rocking the Transit World” webcast. ATU leaders, like President John Lee of Local 589, and well-known politicians, from Bill Clinton to former Secretary Bill Richardson, joined President Hanley to emphasize the importance of the Nov. 6 election…

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Man punches MBTA driver and then jumps out bus window

10/18/2012 | By Melissa M. Werthmann | Boston Globe MBTA Transit Police are searching for a suspect who punched a bus driver in the head and then jumped out of the window of the bus early today, according to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The bus was traveling on Albany Street at 5:40 a.m. when…

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Executive Board Recognizes Efforts of 589 Members During Storm

Dear Union Brothers & Sisters, The Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, would like to recognize all the members who performed there duties during Hurricane Sandy. Everyone did there part in keeping the system running. A special thanks to the E&M Department who were out in the storm working through the night…

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Senate Debate Canceled

By Christine McConville | Boston Herald |Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Surging Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is challenging U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to debate on Thursday evening, but he has yet to respond. The Senate campaign rivals were originally scheduled for their fourth and final debate tonight, but Brown cancelled yesterday due to Hurricane Sandy.…

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