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Archive for August 2013

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Wishing all our members and their families a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. Thank you for all you do. Your labor keeps Massachusetts moving! Check out this press release that just came across our desk yesterday:   TTD News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2013 On This Labor Day,  We Pay Tribute to…

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Registration Open for Fall Classes at the Labor Guild

Registration is now open for Fall classes at the Labor Guild School in Dorchester, MA. Click here to see the schedule and classes that are offered. All Local 589 members who wish to take classes will be reimbursed as long as they provide a receipt to the union office. The school is located at 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester…

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Updated: Summary of Arbitrator’s Award Available

Dear brothers and sisters, On Monday the Executive Board of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, and our chief negotiator, Tom Roth, received the arbitrator’s award. Click here for a summary of the award. Please join us for a special meeting of the membership at 10am on Sunday, Sept. 8th at Florian Hall (55 Hallet Street) in…

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E-Board Visits ATU Maintenance Facilities in Canada

This past weekend, members of local 589’s executive board visited two ATU maintenance facilities in Toronto, Canada: the Hillcrest Light Rail facility and the Duncan Bus Facility. The purpose of these visits were to gather information on the bus operator protective partitions and the maintenance and in house refurbishment of their light rail vehicles. According…

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Police look to ID woman who spat on MBTA bus driver in Malden

Transit Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a woman accused of spitting on an MBTA bus driver in Malden. Investigators say the incident happened on a Route 426 bus just before 11:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Lynn and Wesley streets. The suspect is described as a white woman between the ages…

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Local 589 Says Hello to Hillary Clinton

Last month, Local 589’s President John Lee and Assistant Secretary Peggy LaPaglia joined Hillary Clinton at Boston Consulting Group’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Boston, MA. Also joining them was President Lee’s son, Ian, who gave the former First Lady/Secretary of State a kiss. Click here to see the other photo from the event.

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ATU Mass. Legislative Council Endorses Karen Spilka for Congress

The statewide Amalgamated Transit Union Massachusetts Legislative Council has endorsed Karen Spilka for Congress. Comprised of 11 ATU Locals from across Massachusetts and representing over 8,000 members, Karen has earned their support because of her strong track record of supporting public transportation and her commitment to fighting for smart investments in our infrastructure in Congress.…

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Sign up for shuttle work!

On Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 and again on Saturday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, shuttle work is available for the Blue and Red line, August 10-11, 2013. Sign up sheets are posted at all garages.   The executive board is encouraging all full-time bus operators, working or on a day off, to sign up.…

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Golf Tournament Scores Big for 589 COPE

Thank you to all our sponsors and players for making this year’s Boston Carmen’s Annual COPE Golf Tournament such a tremendous success. Although the overflow turnout of members and supporters were greeted with rain in the morning, the afternoon brought warm sunshine.  “It was truly a great day and we had a lot of fun while helping…

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