Local 589’s candidate takes on incumbent Mayor of Brockton.

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Archive for September 2013

ATU’s 57th International Convention

Setting a strategic vision for the future to raise standards and build power for transit workers to fight for more and better public transit, the Amalgamated Transit Union wrapped up it’s historic 57th convention in San Diego. The 567 delegates voted to dramatically change the ATU structure to fight multi-national transit companies and passed funding…

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Labor Day Breakfast

Today, several members of Local 589, including members of the executive board, attended the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Annual Labor Day breakfast. Also at the event was former Local 589 President, Tony Romano. Local 589’s members used the opportunity to talk with current elected officials, such as Sen. Thomas McGee – chair of the Mass. Senate…

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Quincy man assaults driver, passenger on MBTA bus

By Patrick Ronan | The Patriot Ledger | Sep 04, 2013 QUINCY — A 35-year-old Quincy man has been charged with assaulting the driver and a passenger on an MBTA bus traveling through Quincy Point. Israel Gordon of Sea Street was arraigned Wednesday in Quincy District Court on charges of assault and battery and assault…

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MBTA bus driver assaulted by passenger in Somerville

An MBTA bus driver was reportedly assaulted by a man in Somerville Sept. 23. According to MBTA reports, a driver for the 80 bus said she was assaulted by a man at about 7:12 p.m. at 456 Medford St. She was taken to Somerville Hospital for treatment of bruises. Somerville police questioned the man who…

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Marty Topped the Ticket!

Tonight, Local 589’s-endorsed candidate, Marty Walsh, topped the ticket! At his election celebration, Marty asked are you ready? We sure are Marty because Boston needs a leader like you. One that understands the plight of working families – and will fight for them. Over the next six weeks Marty is going to need our help.…

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Today is Election Day in Boston!

Today (9/24) is ELECTION DAY in the City of Boston and polls are open from 7am-8pm. Make sure you pull the lever for Local 589’s-endorsed candidate Marty Walsh because a vote for Marty is a vote for working families.  With unemployment still high and the disparity between rich and poor getting greater and greater, Boston needs someone…

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GIC Enrollment Deadline Extended

The deadline for all Local 589 employees and retirees enrolling in the GIC has been extended to October, 4, 2013. Your completed GIC enrollment forms and supporting documentation must be submitted to the MBTA Benefits Office by Friday, October 4, 2013. Please mail your forms to: MBTA Benefits – GIC 10 Park Plaza, Room 4810…

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Get Out the Vote Rally with Marty Walsh

Tomorrow night, we’re going to Get Out the Vote for Marty in a BIG way! Join us at McConnell Park in Dorchester Monday night for the final campaign rally before the polls open on Tuesday. We need as many people as possible there to show our support for Marty. Monday, September 23rd 6:30 pm McConnell Park, Dorchester (map) Click here…

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Two MBTA Drivers Assaulted

According to the Transit Police, two MBTA drivers were assaulted last week on the same day (Tuesday, Sept. 10): Incident #1: On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 3:45 pm, the unidentified female (depicted in the photo on the right) kicked a MBTA Route # 32 bus operator while operating at the intersection of West Street and…

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Local 589’s candidate takes on incumbent Mayor of Brockton.

Yesterday, Local 589’s endorsed candidate, Bill Carpenter, advanced past the preliminary to take on the incumbent Mayor in the final election for Mayor of Brockton. Speaking from his election night party at George’s Cafe, Carpenter said the results show people want a change at City Hall. “A two-term incumbent mayor could not get 50 percent…

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