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Archive for November 2013

The Unstoppable Willis Rose Jr. – MBTA ‘Roadeo’ Champ

BostInno | Nate Boroyan, City News Writer | Nov. 20th 2013 Willis Rose Jr. is the best bus driver in Boston. Recently, Rose, 54, won his fourth – third consecutive – MBTA Bus “Roadeo,” beating out 37 other drivers representing various bus garages in the system. Rose operates out of Cabot Garage, in South Boston.…

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Primary Election Results

Below are the results from yesterday’s primary election. President: John Lee – 539 James O’Brien – 1277 (Winner) Thomas Paul – 47 Assistant Secretary: John Burr – 396 Joseph Cerbone – 482 (Finalist*) Paul Eid – 357 Karen Maxwell – 619 (Finalist*) Delegate Division 1: Lee Creech – 124 John Henson – 142 Allen Lee – 386 (Winner) Delegate…

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Union Primary Election This Monday

Don’t forget to vote this Monday, Nov. 18th in the primary election for the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589. Voting hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Boston Teachers Union Hall, 180 Mt. Vernon St. Dorchester (near the JFK MBTA Station on the Red Line). Identification will be required to vote and any outstanding…

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ATU Int’l Pres. Larry Hanley’s Statement on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, on behalf of the 192,000 members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, we honor American veterans for their extraordinary service and contributions to our way of life. Few have given more to our nation than the men and women who have served in our armed forces in peace and in war. We particularly…

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Local 589 Endorsement Victories

Dear brothers and sisters, Mayoral candidates Marty Walsh and Bill Carpenter topped a list of Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 endorsed candidates who were winners last night. Marty Walsh, a Laborers Union officer and State Representative, won the Boston Mayor’s race 52% to 48% with strong support from Local 589 and Union members throughout the…

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Local 589’s Endorsed Candidates for Boston

On Tuesday, November 5th you have the opportunity to vote in the Final Election for Mayor and City Council At-Large. This will be a close election and every vote will make a real difference. The Boston Carmen’s Union has endorsed Marty Walsh for Mayor and Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, and Michelle Wu for…

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Walsh the logical successor to popular Menino and Flynn

Boston Herald | November 3, 2013 | By Peter Gelzinis The knock against Marty Walsh is that he’s a union guy who lacks John Connolly’s “vision.” Shamaiah Turner might beg to differ. As a self-described “black girl growing up in Boston,” Shamaiah was not without options. She graduated from Boston Latin Academy, went on to…

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Invitation from Marty Walsh

We began this campaign six months ago at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, just a few blocks away from the street where I grew up. On Monday night, we’re going back to where it all began for our final campaign rally before the polls open.    This is our last chance to show the people of…

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Video: Message from ATU International President Larry Hanley.

In a video message to ATU members, International President Larry Hanley talks about the ongoing struggles the union faces throughout Canada and across the United States and how our union is preparing for these challenges. From contract fights in St. Louis, Kansas, Detroit, and New York to privatization battles in Edmonton, Washington, DC, Binghamton, NY…

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Membership Alert: Arbitration Award / Court Update – UPDATED

The hearing on the Arbitration Award has been re-scheduled to Monday, December 16th at 10am in Suffolk Superior Court. Please note that the previously scheduled hearing (11/26) was postponed due to an ongoing jury trial, which is running two weeks behind schedule and forced the court to push back all cases on the calendar. We…

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