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Archive for June 2019

WBUR Poll: Just 29% Approve Of The Way Baker Has Handled The MBTA

WBUR | By Zeninjor Enwemeka | June 27, 2019 Boston-area voters are really frustrated with transportation — and they don’t like how the MBTA has been handled by state leaders, according to a new WBUR poll (topline results, crosstabs). Compared with five years ago, just 4% of survey respondents say it’s gotten easier to get around the region.…

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Informational Meeting on the Pension Fund

We know there are a lot of questions pertaining to recent news about the MBTARF and, as a result, there is misinformation being shared. First and foremost, we have not, in any way, entered into the state pension system. Additionally, it does not affect your pension benefits or eligibility in any way. The MBTARF Board…

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Celebrating the Life of Larry Hanley

Today, Local 589 President Jimmy O’Brien, Delegate Pat Hogan, Delegate Jim Donovan, Delegate Mike Keller, and Delegate Allen Lee represented the Boston Carmen’s Union at a celebration honoring the life of our dear departed friend and International ATU President Larry Hanley. RIP Larry and thank you for your leadership and for dedicating your life to…

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Official Election Results

Here are the official results from today’s election. Thank you to all those who ran and voted. Win or lose our union is best served when more take ownership and get involved. Congrats to the winners—learn a lot and represent us well at the convention! For those who were unsuccessful, read this quote by President…

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Election Day for 2019 ATU Convention is Monday

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  Election Day for the 2019 ATU Convention is Monday, June 24th from 9am to 9pm at the BTU Hall.  It’s imperative you exercise your right to vote. Thirty-five candidates have stepped forward to represent our local at the convention — which is not an easy thing to do. You have a total of up to…

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Congrats to our team!

Please join us in congratulating Boston Carmen Union’s basketball team that competed in this weekend’s 2019 ATU International Basketball Tournament in Duncanville, Texas. Our team battled against a dozen teams from all across the country (New York, Toronto, Atlanta, and Chicago) and finished second. We are so proud of them! Seen in this photo: Keenan…

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Happy Father’s Day!

Good Morning 589 Fathers, Tomorrow (Father’s Day) and this weekend is all about you. Although the work of a transit professional is one of the hardest jobs, you carry it out each and every day with dedication and professionalism. Though you’re seldom thanked, know that your family and your union family appreciate your work. Thank…

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Sample Ballot

On Monday, June 24th the membership will be asked to vote for 16 of those nominated to represent us as delegates at the 2019 ATU Convention. Voting will take place at the BTU Hall from 9am to 9pm. Identification will be required. 

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