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Archive for July 2017

Stand with IAM, Local 264 This Monday (7/31)

Please join our union brothers and sisters of IAM Local 264 Boston for a rally against privatization of the MBTA this Monday (7/31) @ 10:30 a.m. outside the Transportation Building (10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA). All Local 589 retirees and members (who are not working) should attend.

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Boston Union Honors Lynn Hero

  Item Live | Thomas Grillo | July 24, 2017 LYNN — The Boston Carmen’s Union honored a passenger who intervened when a knife-wielding passenger stabbed an MBTA bus driver. Charles Rozopoulos was treated to a pizza party and awarded a black union jacket by the union Monday, the same one worn by T drivers.…

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Amid controversy, MBTA Retirement Fund performing better in 2017

Boston Globe | By Adam Vaccaro | July 21, 2017 Under fire for lackluster performance and secretive practices, officials managing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority pension fund said its investment returns have improved considerably in the last year. Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, whose members have three of the pension fund’s board seats, released figures…

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History tour comes with T ride

Boston Globe | By Adam Vaccaro | July 15, 2017 The MBTA is America’s oldest subway system, and Tim Murphy wants his passengers to know about it. Murphy, a Green Line operator and history buff, has built a niche by using his trolley’s public address system to offer MBTA and Boston history to riders. He…

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MBTA, Carmen’s Union back at loggerheads

Boston Globe | By Adam Vaccaro | July 15, 2017 So much for labor peace. Just seven months after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and its largest union reached a new labor contract, the two sides are again at loggerheads. Tensions flared last week over terms of the new agreement, when the union blocked management’s…

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Important Message about Payroll

All MBTA employees still on the old payroll system will receive their last check tomorrow (7/12/17). If you requested an advance, you will get a check next Friday (7/21/17). The first biweekly paycheck from the new system will be issued on 7/28/17. For your convenience, attached is the Commonwealth pay calendar. If you have any…

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