Archive for April 2014

Attention: All 589 Bus Operators Please Read This!

We have an emergency and need your help! Due to a number of reasons it appears we are falling short of volunteer bus operators for the wakes and funerals of the fallen firefighters. If you can volunteer, please contact your area ASAP. Let us continue the proud tradition of saluting these heroes! Your time and…

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Thank you for volunteering!

Thank you to all Local 589 bus drivers who volunteered to transport our brother and sisters from the Boston Fire Department (as well as firefighters from across the country) to the funerals of firefighters Walsh and Kennedy. Special thanks to Sue Zeiba for taking the photo in this post.  Click here to see more photos…

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Out-of-Control Transit Costs in Boston or Attack on Public Services?

ALEC affiliate Pioneer Institute is targeting both Massachusetts Sen. Marc Pacheco and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. They must be doing something right. Rumors that the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s bus costs are out of control have reached a fever pitch lately, thanks to claims by Greg Sullivan, current Pioneer Institute Research Director and former…

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Contest To Design a New Union Pin

Dear 589 Members, We are having a contest to design a new union pin. This contest will start on May 1st and end on Nov. 1st. The winner will be announced at the November Union meeting and will receive a new Apple IPad. You can send your design to the union hall by way of…

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May Is Transit Action Month!

May will be a month of action, excitement and mobilization, the likes of which have never been seen in ATU history. Hear details from President Hanley at LIVE webcasts TOMORROW (Wed., April 23) @ 7pm ET or 10pm ET. Click here to join the webcast tomorrow: http://new.livestream.com/ATUTV. Throughout May members will be reaching out to riders…

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Riding Public Transit Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day

Huffington Post | 04/18/2014 | By Lawrence J. Hanley, International President, ATU Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22, and like many Americans, you might be stumped about what more you can do to help the environment. You’ve recycled, installed energy-saving light bulbs and low-flow water fixtures, turned down your thermostat and even put extra insulation in your attic. What…

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GIC Open Enrollment Calendar

The MBTA is targeting July 1, 2014 as the transfer date to the GIC. See the open enrollment calendar on the right hand side of the screen for the GIC. Please know this is only if you want to make changes to your health care. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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