Archive for October 2015

Election Day Volunteers Needed To Help Rep. Mike Brady

We are looking for members to volunteer their time on Election Day (11/3) to help Rep. Mike Brady who is seeking to succeed the late Sen. Tom Kennedy. If you can help, meet us at 7 a.m. on 11/3 at the Brockton FireFighters Union (80 Perkins Ave, Brockton, MA 02302). Any time you can volunteer…

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2nd Annual Christmas Gala

Please join us on Saturday, December 19, 2015 for Local 589’s 2nd Annual Christmas Gala. Cocktail hour is from 6-7 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. with entertainment and dancing to follow. This year’s gala is taking place at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116. If you would like to…

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Mike Brady for State Senate

Tonight, members of Local 589 attended a fundraiser for Democratic Rep. Michael Brady who is one of the candidates looking to succeed the late Sen. Tom Kennedy. Apart from being a former Teamsters truck driver and long supporter of unions, Mike was the only representative out of 154 to oppose the three-year repeal of the…

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Educating T Riders about the Dangers of Privatization

Wednesday night, members of of the executive board along with Local 589 members, members of other MBTA unions, various community groups, and T riders joined together outside South Station, Downtown Crossing, and Park Street T stations to educate riders about the dangers of privatization. Over 10,000 pamphlets were handed out to riders to let them know…

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Volunteers Needed for Wednesday’s (10/21) Rally

Rally to Keep “Public” Transportation “Public” and Stop Privatization WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 WHERE: South Station, Downtown Crossing and Park Street Stations TIME: 4-6 p.m. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Please contact Joe Cerbone or John Clancy at the union hall (617-542-8212) so we can add your name to the list. If we are not available please have…

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It’s The State-Of-Good-Repairs Stupid!

MassInc Polling Group | October 14, 2015 The more the MBTA’s new control board digs into the issue of T absenteeism, the less consequential the problem looks to the agency’s bottom line. The latest MBTA report shows overtime costs due to absenteeism at $7 million a year, down from a previous estimate of $10 million.…

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Don’t Miss Tuesday’s (10/20) Union Meeting!

The regular meeting of the membership will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at the Boston Teachers Union Hall, 180 Mount Vernon St., Dorchester, MA (behind the State Police station near Columbia Rd. and Morrissey Blvd.) accessible by the Red Line. The regular order of business will be transacted. The morning session will start…

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How to earn profits and avoid taxes

Boston Globe | By Evan Horowitz | October 14, 2015 When US companies earn profits abroad, they don’t have to pay taxes straightaway. They can hold on to that money, tax free, so long as they don’t use it for their US operations. This little loophole in US tax law gives companies a strong incentive to book…

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2016 ATU Scholarship Program

A.T.U. International Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 2015-2016 scholarships. The scholarships are in remembrance of retired International Vice President Luther “Luke” E. Hall who passed away on April 28, 2015. This year, the program will consist of five scholarships each in the amount of $5000. In addition, a $2,000 scholarship may be awarded to…

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