WBUR 90.9 FM: Attacks On MBTA Bus Drivers Are On The Rise

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Labor Council backs Walsh for mayor

Boston Globe | JUNE 28, 2013 | By Meghan E. Irons State Representative Martin J. Walsh said his focus would be economic development in downtown Boston. He also cited his record on jobs and fighting for working families. The Greater Boston Labor Council, a federation of 154 unions in the area, endorsed state Representative Martin…

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Congrats to Senator-Elect Ed Markey!

Democrat Edward J. Markey, a 37-year veteran of the US House, cruised to victory Tuesday over Republican newcomer Gabriel E. Gomez in the US Senate special election. “I am a son of Malden, but I do not go to occupy a seat in the Senate,” Markey told the crowd at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel…

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Help Calgary ATU Members Devastated By Floods

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters, People say bad things happen in threes. First it was the overwhelming destruction of Hurricane Sandy than it was the fierce tornadoes in Oklahoma and now raging floods have devastated the Calgary area. It has been eight months of difficult hardship for some of our unlucky brothers and sisters.  Many…

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Vote Today for Ed Markey

Just a reminder that today, June 25th, is Election Day in Massachusetts. Polls will be open until 8:00pm. Click here if you are not sure where to vote. The Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 has endorsed Congressman Ed Markey because he has a proven and consistent record of voting with workers and their families. Please…

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Photos: New England Joint Conference

The New England Joint Conference is an educational conference that is held twice a year. It bring together ATU Locals from the New England area to discuss issues pertinent to the region. This year the main topics where a national campaign on restroom breaks and assaults on Transit Workers. ATU President Hanley discussed the topics…

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Photos: Ed Markey Rally with Pres. Obama

The Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 along with Local 589 members joined thousands in showing their support for Ed Markey for U.S. Senate and special guest – President Barack Obama. After the event, President Obama joined Ed Markey in greeting those in attendance and shook the hand of Cabot Operator Mary…

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Freshman Senator Elizabeth Warren Takes on the Financial Industry

Sunday, 19 May 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera | Los Angeles Times Elizabeth Warren, who ranks 97th out of 100 members, refuses to be just seen and not heard. She is already bashing regulators as well as big-bank executives. Washington – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the newest member of the Senate Banking Committee, waited patiently for her first chance…

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Rise in Attacks on MBTA Drivers Includes Urine Throwing

Bostinno | Emily Payne | June 11, 2013 The MBTA consistently churns out horrid, hilarious, and shocking news stories for the city of Boston. From the poop bus to frisky riders, it’s always an adventure. A not-so-funny reality is that attacks on MBTA drivers is on the rise: 50 assaults have been reported this year, which is about a…

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Rally for Ed Markey

Join President Obama on Wednesday as we rally support for Local 589’s endorsed candidate Ed Markey. WHAT: Rally with President Obama and Ed Markey WHEN: Wednesday, June 12 – DOORS OPEN AT 11am WHERE: Reggie Lewis Center at 1350 Tremont Street in Roxbury If you wish to attend and have the time off, please contact…

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WBUR 90.9 FM: Attacks On MBTA Bus Drivers Are On The Rise

WBUR 90.9 FM | By Bruce Gellerman | June 10, 2013 BOSTON — The number of attacks on MBTA bus drivers has been soaring this year. So far there have been 50 attacks compared to 33 this time last year. MBTA offficials aren’t sure what’s causing the increase in violent attacks on bus drivers but are hoping…

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