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Archive for March 2015

400 Million Rides: MBTA Ridership Hit A Record High In 2014

WBUR | By ZENINJOR ENWEMEKA | March 10, 2015 BOSTON, MA—With increased rides on the subway, buses and the commuter rail, the MBTA had a record 400.8 million trips last year — putting the transit system in line with a nationwide trend in which more and more people are using public transportation. A new report…

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US Bus Drivers Still Coping With Bathroom Access Issues

International Business Times | By  Cole Stangler | March 1, 2015 One afternoon during the summer of 2000, her first year as a bus driver in Oregon’s Portland, Hope Okazaki had a troubling episode of gastrointestinal distress while on the job. She had just finished an almost two-hour tour through the east side of town, and…

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Local 589 Endorses Adrian Madaro for State Rep (1st Suffolk)

It is with great pleasure the Executive Board and Membership of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, announce the endorsement of Adrian Madaro for the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the 1st Suffolk District. Election is March 31, 2015. We encourage all our members and their families to support Adrian. For more information about Adrian or how to…

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Local 589 Testifies At Winter Storm Hearing

On Tuesday, the executive board of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, was invited to testify at a legislative winter storm oversight hearing held by the Joint Committee on Transportation. Also joining the executive board was Tom Roth, an economist and negotiator for Local 589 as well as the president of The Labor Bureau, Inc.…

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Union Lobby Day

Join us for union lobby day to oppose Governor Baker’s proposed health insurance increase on state workers on Thursday, April 2nd, 9:30 AM at the State House in Gardner Auditorium.

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