Archive for May 2013

Coming Up A Little Short

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union and all the members of Local 589, I want to congratulate U.S. Cong. Stephen Lynch and State Rep. Nick Collins on running great races. Unfortunately, both came up a little short in today’s election. On the bright side, they will still be fighting for us…

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Thanks to members who volunteered for Sean Collier Memorial Service

The Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union would like to thank the following members who volunteered for the Sean Collier memorial at MIT: 123 Cabot: 9584 John Lebbossiere 2484 John Henson 68464 Jim Bradley 66455 Miguel Goncalves 1898 Cheryle Bradley 2502 William Wong 68466 Stephen Dean 9067 Mary Young 125 Bennett: 69655 Jose Fernandes 68630 Ronald Sacca…

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MBTA launches campaign to protect T employees from assaults

Boston Globe | By Matt Rocheleau |  May 6, 2013 The MBTA is launching a new campaign to warn riders not to assault T employees. “Think twice before putting your hands on T staff. We will find you, arrest you and prosecute you,” Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan says in a recorded public service announcement that…

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Mass. Labor 2013 Field Schedule

Labor To Labor Phone Calls: ● There will be Labor to Labor phone calls being made five days a week at the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) office at 15 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge. For more information, contact Martha Rob at 617-947-0165 or Tom Cannel at 857-998-3101. ● Daytime phone banking:…

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Mass. AFL-CIO Educational & Political Conference

The Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 Executive Board participated in the 3-day Massachusetts AFL-CIO Gompers-Murray-Meany Educational Conference held from May 22nd-24th. The annual conference provides workshops on current Labor issues, speakers such as State Treasurer Steve Grossman and Attorney General Martha Coakley with special guest speaker US Senate candidate Ed Markey. Markey took time to…

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Member Alert: Call Your State Senator

Today, the Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union sent a letter to all Mass. State Senators to oppose the following amendments: Oppose Amendment 19 (Brownsberger): this amendment interferes with the collectively bargained MBTA pension fund, offers no economic benefit to taxpayers or workers and changes decades of court approved legal precedents. Oppose Amendment 112 and 113…

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2013 Endorsements

At last night’s meeting of the membership, the members voted to endorse Ed Markey for U.S. Senate, Marty Walsh for Mayor of Boston, and Michael Flaherty for Boston City Council At-Large.

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2013 Scholarship Awards Banquet Dinner

Last Thursday, Mass. AFL-CIO President Steve Tolman joined the Boston Carmen’s Union’s Assistant Secretary, Peggy LaPaglia, and Shops + Carhouse Delegate, Michael Keller, for an awards banquet at IBEW Local 103 with the Local 589’s 2013 Scholarship Winners.  All winners were given $1,000.00 to put toward college.  Local 589’s Executive Board would like to offer our congratulations…

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2013 Annual Golf Tournament

Don’t miss this year’s annual golf tournament on Friday, August 2, 2013 at George Wright Golf Course.  Shotgun start 8:00 a.m. Make your own foursome or enter as a single.  First come, first served. Course spikeless shoe policy in effect. Awards ceremony and Texas-Style Barbeque immediately following the tournament with BBQ chicken, steak tips, ribs, and corn…

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