Testimony from Today’s Transportation Hearing

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Archive for September 2017

Privatization at the T isn’t the solution

Commonwealth Magazine | By James O’Brien | Sep 1, 2017 THREE YEARS BEFORE BOSTON opened America’s first subway, railway workers were the catalyst for labor being recognized with a federal holiday. In 1894 George Pullman, facing financial pressure, cut the pay of workers and laid off many on his Chicago Railway. Many workers went on…

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Fighting For A Better Workstation

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Below is a short video about the International ATU’s Campaign to Fix Driver Workstations, which we encourage you to watch. In the video, International ATU President Larry Hanley explains how he is looking for all locals, including Local 589, to approve a “Resolution to End Fatalities and Injuries Resulting From Poor Bus…

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Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Want to help Puerto Rico? Now you can. See the attached flyer. Our union brother and Barn Captain Jose Cruz said people can drop off supplies at Cabot and he will bring the items to this drop off location. The deadline is Oct. 8. All help is appreciated!!!    

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One of Our Union Brothers Needs Your Help

Brothers and Sisters, We are reaching out today, asking you to help one of our members, Barry Norton. Barry has been a member of the Boston Carmen’s Union for 13 years, he currently works out of Riverside as a Green Line repairman. On July 12, Barry’s 23 year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. Barry and his…

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New Barn Captains

Congrats to our newly elected barn captains: Katie Mullen, barn captain of SMI and maintenance, and Aimee Daluz, barn captain of South Hampton.

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Testimony from Today’s Transportation Hearing

Monday, September 18, 2017 Jimmy O’Brien, Boston Carmen’s Union Testimony Good afternoon. Thank you, Chairman McGee, Chairman Straus and members of the committee for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Jimmy O’Brien, I am the President of the Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589. The Boston Carmen’s Union is the largest of 28 unions…

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