Archive for August 2017

Job Well Done Yesterday!

A lot of well-deserved praise has been bestowed on our brothers and sisters with the Boston, State and MBTA Police Departments for their efforts to carryout a safe rally yesterday and keep our city safe. However, we would also like to thank all our members who helped the over 40k people get safely in and out…

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2017 Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Schedule

Below is the 2017 Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Schedule for Local 589. Please call National Group Protection (NGP) with any enrollment questions at (800) 344-9016.   Location Enrollment Dates Albany Street Garage September 14 – 15 Alewife Yard September 6 – 8 Arborway Yard September 6 – 8 Ashmont September 6 – 8 Bennett Garage September…

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Statement from Carmen’s Union on New MBTA General

“The MBTA has spent a lot of energy attacking its own employees, but if you ask riders if their experience is better, if their commutes are better, you will hear a resounding ‘no.’ If the Baker Administration is serious about improving the MBTA it needs to make real investments in the system’s infrastructure– vehicles of…

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Private MBTA Contractors Humilitate Blind Rider

Today, CBS Boston and the Boston Herald reported that two employees for a contractor that provides customer service at MBTA stations were fired after they got into a confrontation yesterday with a blind man. According to reports, the man was “physically obstructed from entering the platform” when he tried to follow other riders through the…

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Standing with IAM Local 264

Yesterday, Local 589’s execuitve board and members were proud to stand with our brothers and sisters from IAM Local 264 Boston at two rallies against further privatization of our public transportation system. The first rally was in the morning outside of the Transportation Building. The second was at the Lynn Garage. We appreciate the shout out…

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Privatization Rally This Tuesday (8/7)

Please join our union brothers and sisters of IAM Local 264 Boston for a rally against privatization of the MBTA this Tuesday (8/7) @ 8:00 a.m. outside the Transportation Building (10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA). All Local 589 retirees and members (who are not working) should attend. #solidarity #please_share

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