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Archive for September 2014

Executive Board Attends Mass AFL-CIO Political Convention

The Executive Board of Local 589 were active participants in the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Political Convention held September 15-16th, where Organized Labor took up candidate endorsements after the primaries. Several statewide, Congressional and local candidates addressed the Convention asking for support in the November final election. Panels on the ballot referendums provided information on Questions #1,…

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Watertown MBTA driver wins bus ‘roadeo’

Tyrell Sullivan, who operates buses on the Route 73 between Harvard Square and Waverly Square, won the MBTA’s annual bus roadeo Sunday in Charlestown. It’s the second roadeo title for Sullivan, a 29-year old South Boston resident, who has been with the MBTA for almost nine years. The MBTA has more than 1,400 bus operators.…

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Special Meeting This Sunday

A special meeting of the membership will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Boston Teachers Union Hall, 180 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester. This is a Special Meeting and the only business to be discussed will be the WORKING and PENSION AGREEMENTS. Fraternally, The Executive Board Boston Carmen’s Union, Local…

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Don’t forget to vote today!

Local 589 is asking all our members to please get out and vote TODAY (9/9). This is a crucial primary election for our endorsed candidates: Steve Grossman for Governor, Steve Kerrigan for Lt. Governor, Warren Tolman for Attorney General, and Deb Goldberg for State Treasurer. This primary is very close in the polls and our…

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Don’t Forget To Vote Tomorrow (9/9)!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Local 589 is asking all our members to please get out and vote tomorrow (9/9) for the primary. This is a crucial primary election for our endorsed candidates, Steve Grossman for Governor, Steve Kerrigan for Lt Governor, Warren Tolman for Attorney General, and Deb Goldberg for State Treasurer. We ask for your help, not only to vote…

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Local 589 Stands Out at Boston Labor Day Breakfast

The Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 was front and center at the Boston Labor Day Breakfast on Monday with a crowd of over 800 at the Park Plaza Hotel. Executive Board members attended the event  and had the opportunity to talk with a number of candidates for the 2014 election. Local 589 banners supporting…

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Local 589 Members, DOT Approve 4-year Working and Pension Agreements

A packed house of Boston Carmen’s Union members overwhelmingly approved 4-year working and pension agreements on Sunday, September 14th. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT) Board approved both agreements on Wednesday, September 17th. On Sunday morning, Local 589 members gathered at the Boston Teachers Union where they listened to the details of both agreements, asked…

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