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Archive for March 2019

Kendrick Price Scholarship Fund

Delegate Allen Lee and Assistant Secretary Marcus Taylor seen here with Carol Price, the mother of Kendrick Price who was the fatal victim of gun violence. Kendrick was an assistant basketball coach at UMass Boston and coach of the boy’s varsity basketball team at the Edward Brooke High School in Mattapan. In his role at…

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T’s privatized warehouse system falling short of promises

Commonwealth Magazine | Andy Metzger | Mar 20, 2019 Mike Keller, a top official in the Boston Carmen’s Union, which represents the employees who used to handle inventory, said that problems with Mancon are widely known but have been ignored. “They’re willing to admit nothing. They think nothing’s wrong. But the internal talk is it’s…

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Policymakers on the MBTA

Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu and Kim Janey took the Route 28 Bus this morning and tweeted about their trip, which you can read here on Twitter. At the end of their trip, they tweeted, “Thank you to our great driver François for a smooth ride!.” We applaud them for their dedication to public transportation.…

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New Blue Line Barn Captain

Please join us in congratulating our union brother and new Blue Line Barn Captain Brian Areyzaga. Kudos to Steven Portney for throwing his hat in the ring. Our union is best served when all get involved.

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31 New Union Brothers and Sisters

Today, Local 589 Assistant Secretary Marcus Taylor spoke with 31 new hires about the benefits of joining our union — and all of them signed up. Please join us in welcoming our newest union brothers and sisters.

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Greater Boston Labor Council

Tonight, Local 589 Assistant Secretary Marcus Taylor was sworn into the executive board of the Greater Boston Labor Council (GBLC). Our union sister Katie Mullen was also sworn in as delegate. Please join us in congratulating them as well as thanking Michael Keller for his eight years of dedicated service to the GBLC. #UnionPride

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Letter: Doom and gloom over MBTA’s pension system is an overreaction

Below is President O’Brien’s letter to the Boston Globe’s editors in response to their recent story about the MBTA’s pension fund. It was printed in today’s paper. March 04, 2019 Re “MBTA woes can’t be cured without pension reform” (Editorial, Feb. 25): No one wants the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s pension fund to succeed more…

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