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Archive for March 2016

Local 589 Salutes Operators on Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Today is Transit Driver Appreciation Day, and Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), salutes MBTA bus and subway drivers (transit operators) not only for the vital service they perform, but for the many extra acts of help and kindness they perform every day. “The members of the Boston Carmen’s Union…

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Helping Out Rosie’s Place

Yesterday, Local 589’s executive board made a food donation to Rosie’s Place. To the right is a photo of the board with Marty Wengert, Rosie’s Place volunteer services director.

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MBTA slashes worker overtime spending, absence

Boston Globe | By Matt Rocheleau | March 14, 2016 The MBTA has significantly reduced employee overtime spending and absenteeism so far this year, leading to fewer canceled trips for riders, according to data the agency released Monday. The T spent an average of about $119,000 per day on worker overtime costs during the first…

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FTI Consulting’s Audit Report

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Retirement Fund (MBTARF) today released FTI Consulting’s Audit Report assessing the MBTARF related to the report’s Annual Reports for the calendar years 2011, 2012, and 2013. The Independent Audit refutes previous allegations, showing that they were unsupported and unsubstantiated. James O’Brien, President of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589 and MBTARF Board…

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Keeping Our Buses and Trains Running Smoothly For Our Riders

Last night, crews connected and installed two new pieces of rail on the ‎MBTA‬ ‪‎RedLine‬ near JFK/UMass station. Another great example of our members always ready to make the repairs needed to keep our buses and trains running smoothly for our riders. More photos like this can be seen on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.  

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