Archive for July 2019

Happy 4th of July!

Good Afternoon 589 Family, It has been a rainy couple of months, but summer is starting to heat up. Let’s be mindful of the heat and humidity by drinking lots of fluids and staying hydrated. Although there is a lot of negativity surrounding the T right now, all we can do — as the Patriots…

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Video: Pyrotechnics preceded June derailment

Commonwealth Magazine | Andy Metzger | July 3, 2019 The derailed Red Line train busted up three signal sheds controlling a significant stretch of track. (Photo by Andy Metzger) A VIDEO OF the Red Line derailment on June 11 from the vantage point of the JFK/UMass Station shows the Braintree-bound train coming into view around a…

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Kindness Begets Kindness

We get a lot of positive tweets on Twitter. Below is one from a nice lady on Facebook. Just another example of the many acts of kindness the men and women of Local 589 carry out each and every day on the MBTA. Hats off to our union brother for his act of kindness and to Laura…

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Open Enrollment for Supplemental Benefits

Boston Carmen’s Union members will have the opportunity to participate in the union-sponsored supplemental benefits program September 4 – 13, 2019. Local 589 members will have access to the following supplemental benefits:  Accident Insurance – pays for injuries & treatments resulting from an accident Critical Illness Insurance – pays a lump sum benefit if you suffer from a critical…

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Stay Cool This Week!

Good Morning and Happy Monday 589 Family! Another sweltering week is ahead of us so please continue to drink lots of fluids and, where you can, stay cool. Plan to see more pedestrians and bicyclists along your routes given the nicer weather so please stay alert. Thanks for keeping Massachusetts moving and have a safe…

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Many Wear T Uniforms

Earlier this week, two of our union brothers, Anthony Atkinson and Serge Ambroise, prevented a man from committing suicide by touching the third rail at Forest Hills (MBTA station). If it hadn’t been for Anthony’s awareness and strength to pull the man out of the pit and if Serge hadn’t rushed to the aide of…

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Martha’s Vineyard Bus Driver Strike Rally

All Local 589 members, who are not working, as well as retirees are encouraged to stand with our brothers and sisters of ATU Local 1548 at a strike rally on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 12 – 3 p.m., on the steps of the Massachusetts State House. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) offers bus service…

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Finding Piggy

Hats off to our union sister Lumarie Sostre for going above and beyond ─ as so many of our members do each and every day ─ to find and return a lost toy pig to the grateful arms of a tearful little girl. You rock! #589Pride #Kindness

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