Archive for February 2020

Tragic Accident Takes Bus Operator’s Life in Quincy

Today, we lost one of our own in a tragic incident at the Quincy Center T Station. We’re sure today was like any other for our union sister. She punched in, worked hard to get her riders safely to their destinations, and looked forward to going home at the end of her shift. Sadly, she…

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Let’s Show Joe We Have His Back!

Recognizing the need for a candidate who stands for working families, can beat Donald Trump, and restore civility and respect for the United States, our International Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) General Executive Board voted to endorse Joe Biden for President. The vote came after an extensive poll of ATU membership to evaluate the entire field of…

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Local unions protest possible bus privatization at MBTA in Quincy

Patriot Ledger | By Joe DiFazio | Feb 2, 2020 Quincy — Standing in front of a 115-year-old bus depot on Hancock Street in Quincy on Sunday morning were dozens of MBTA union members with a message for the transit authority: No more privatization. The union workers, members of the International Association of Machinists and the Boston Carmen’s…

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Anti-Privatization Event with Cong. Joe Kennedy

Tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 2) at 11 a.m., U.S. Cong. Joe Kennedy will do a walk-through of the Quincy Bus Garage (954 Hancock St, Quincy MA, 02170).  Joining him will be Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589 President Jim Evers and Machinists Union, Local 264 Directing Business Rep. Mike Vartabedian. After the walk-through, Cong. Kennedy along with Evers and Vartabedian will address the Fiscal…

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Evers Appointed to MA AFL-CIO Executive Council

This morning, our own Local 589 President James Evers and new Greater Boston Labor Council (GBLC) Executive Secretary-Treasurer Darlene Lombos were sworn in as vice presidents of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO’s Executive Council. Please join us in congratulating them. #Solidarity #FiredUp

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Transportation Bond Bill

Today, Local 589 President James Evers along with other members of the executive board attended today’s hearing on the transportation bond bill (H 4397). In submitted testimony, Evers said the Boston Carmen’s Union wholeheartedly supports this bill to authorize bonds to help rehabilitate and expand mass transit. However, he cautioned the committee to steer clear…

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Moment of Silence for Sanyi Tomorrow (2/21) at 11 AM

Tomorrow (2/21) at 11 AM, all bus and rail operators are invited to join the executive board in a moment of silence for our fallen union sister Sanyi “Keni” Harris. As a reminder, wake and funeral arrangements for Sanyi are as follows: VISITATION:Friday, February 21, 202010:00 AM to 11:00 AMMorning Star Baptist Church1257 Blue Hill…

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Wake and Funeral Arrangements for Sanyi Kenitra Harris

VISITATION:Friday, February 21, 202010:00 AM to 11:00 AMMorning Star Baptist Church1257 Blue Hill AvenueMattapan, MA 02126 FUNERAL SERVICE:Friday, February 21, 202011:00 AMMorning Star Baptist Church1257 Blue Hill AvenueMattapan, MA 02126 INTERMENT:Friday, February 21, 20201:00 PMOak Lawn Cemetery427 Cummins HighwayRoslindale, MA 02131 To send flowers to Sanyi’s family, please visit the funeral home’s floral section.

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Honoring Our Fallen Sister

Brothers and Sisters, We recently announced that in memory of Quincy Operator Sanyi Harris (badge #70752), all operators and officials are welcome and authorized by the MBTA to wear a black tie until Feb. 20 in honor of our fallen union sister.  Today, the executive board announced they would like to collect photos of members,…

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