Archive for January 2013

MBTA says ridership increased in 2012, despite fare hike

By Todd Feathers | Globe Correspondent | 01/31/2013 MBTA ridership increased in 2012 — with an average daily ridership of 1.3 million — despite a summer hike in bus and train fares, T officials said today. Last year, 400 million people rode the T, a 2.3 percent increase over 2011. The increase defied the expectations…

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Local 589 Stands With Striking NYC School Bus Drivers

The members of ATU Local 589 and the Executive Board stand with our union brothers and sisters in New York (ATU Local 1181) who are braving the wintry weather to get Mayor Michael Bloomberg and School Chancellor Walcott to negotiate with them so they can put an end to the strike. At the center of…

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Lost on T, bag with earrings fares well

Boston Herald – Richard Weir – Friday, January 18, 2013 Aidan Low was en route to Back Bay to take his girlfriend out for her birthday Monday when the college freshman from West Roxbury realized he had left his backpack with her gift — a $250 pair of topaz earrings — on the back seat of the…

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Statement on Governor’s Transportation Funding Plan

“The members of the Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 are on the front lines of providing accessible and effective public transportation every day. Based on that experience, our Union is fully supportive of Governor Deval Patrick’s comprehensive plan to fund public transit across the Commonwealth as a real solution to a imminent crisis,” said…

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Barn Captain Vacancies

Dear Brothers and Sisters, There will be a special election to fill three barn captain vacancies. Nominations will be held at the Union Office at 295 Devonshire St. for all three vacancies on January 22, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (You may call the Union office between these hours to be nominated @ 617-542-8212).…

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2012 Tax Information

2012 Union Dues $832.00 Health Insurance Cost All deductions for your Health Insurance in 2012 were PRE-TAXED. Therefore they may not be deducted on your personal taxes. If you should need your Health Insurance deductions, they would appear on your last Payroll stub of 2012. Fraternally yours, John A. Clancy Recording Secretary

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Biz Execs call on state to fix public transit

By Eric Moskowitz / Globe Staff / January 12, 2013 Leaders of many of the state’s largest employers and a civic-minded nonprofit are urging Beacon Hill to act boldly on transportation, warning that failure to invest substantially in the Commonwealth’s aging highway and transit network would have a sweeping economic impact. A study commissioned by…

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Swearing-In Ceremonies

President John Lee joined several members of the Mass. Delegation, including Cong. Joe Kennedy III, at their swearing-in ceremonies today at the U.S. Capitol. President Lee and the Executive Board have made sure to maintain strong relationships with our elected leaders – here at home as well as nationally – to advance and protect the interests…

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2012 Year In Review

Dear Members, Happy New Year! As this year comes to a close the Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union feels nothing but pride and joy for how we as a union came together during 2012. Together we mobilized in an unprecedented campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama and elect pro-union, pro-worker candidates, like Sen. Elizabeth…

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