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Archive for February 2013

Celebrating Black History Month

On Friday, members of Local 589 joined together with fellow employees from across the MBTA to celebrate Black History Month. The event, which was held at the Cabot Garage, was a time to reflect on the past, present, and future. Local 589 Executive Board members Patrick Hogan and Terry Reed spoke along with General Manager Dr. Beverly…

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Lynch and Collins Endorsed by Local 589

Yesterday, the 6,000 members of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589 unanimously endorsed Cong. Stephen Lynch for U.S. Senate, and Rep. Nick Collins for Massachusetts State Senate. Both candidates support mass transit and working families. Lynch and Collins came to yesterday’s regular meeting of the membership where they talked with members and asked for their…

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Election Alert: Help Brother Mike Mangan

Election Alert: Our union brother, Mike Mangan, is participating in a debate Wednesday (Feb. 20) night at the Everett Armory, 90 Chelsea Street in Everett, MA. His friends and supporters are holding signs beforehand at 5:00 – 5:30 pm. We are asking members to volunteer an hour of their time for a Local 589 brother. For…

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Patrick Praises 589 Members

Today, Gov. Patrick, the Secretary of Transportation, and the MBTA’s General Manager came to the Cabot Facility in South Boston to thank all our members for their professionalism during the winter storm. Service was down from Friday afternoon until Sunday. During that time, crews spent time clearing the tracks and shoveling out stations. Patrick said it…

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“Remembering Rosa”

Today, the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ birthday by honoring 8 women from our across our Commonwealth who exemplify the courage and community spirit of Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks once said, “I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality…

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Executive Board Endorses Lynch and Collins

The Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, has unanimously endorsed Cong. Stephen Lynch for U.S. Senate, and Rep. Nick Collins for Massachusetts State Senate. Lynch and Collins plan to come to this month’s union meeting to ask members for their support.  Both are special elections. The U.S. Senate seat opened up with Sen. John Kerry becoming the head…

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Job Well Done!

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of the Executive Board, I would like to say job well done on all your hard work through this difficult storm. Over the weekend, E&M as well as the Shops have been working hard to clear the roads, stations, platforms, rail, and getting the equipment ready for Monday.…

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Local 589 Endorses Mike Mangan for State Representative

Local 589 has endorsed Michael Mangan , Everett City Councilor (Ward 2) and Boston Carmen’s Union member, for State Representative in the March 5th Special Democratic Primary for the 28th MIddlesex District. Mangan, a two-term member of the Board of Aldermen, previously served on the Common Council and as a Board Member on the Everett…

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CANCELED – Ride The Solidarity Bus This Sunday!

Due to the impending storm, this event has been canceled, but we are hoping to reschedule in the near future. The Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 is joining with other ATU Locals from across New England to support striking ATU members in New York City. Local 589 is sponsoring a bus that will take…

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