Statement from President Evers in Response to MBTA Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19

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Archive for March 2020

Please Do Not Block off Areas in Your Buses!

Brothers and Sisters, Please know that bus operators are not to use seat belts to block off an area on their buses. It’s a major safety problem along with a fire hazard. The e-board understands that it might create more distance, but it is crucial not to do it. If you have any questions or…

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Childcare Survey

In the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Greater Boston Labor Council is working with Mayor Marty Walsh to identify childcare needs in the City of Boston. To help them provide emergency childcare in the most needed locations, click here to complete a survey. In solidarity, The Executive BoardBoston Carmen’s Union, Local 589

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Working to Protect Your Health and Safety

Brothers and Sisters, Tonight, service updates were announced by the MBTA that will improve your health and safety. Below is a joint press release we put out with the MBTA. We want you to know that we have been working diligently on your behalf to get this done with management. We know this is an…

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Rumors of Members Testing Positive for COVID-19

Brothers and Sisters, Please know that we will inform the membership if we hear of any of our members testing positive for the coronavirus/COVID-19. We know there are some rumors kicking around. But as of right now, the executive board has not been notified of any threat to any of our members. If you have…

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Tuesday’s (3/17) Union Meeting Is Canceled

Brothers and Sisters, As you may know, the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) as well as state public health authorities are encouraging all organizations to refrain from large gatherings in an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19. As a result, and in an abundance of caution, Tuesday’s (3/17) union meeting is canceled. Please…

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As Essential Personnel, We Have An Incredible Responsibility

Brothers and Sisters, We know this is a difficult time for everyone. And, we know you are frustrated. As operators and repairers of our state’s public transportation system, we remain essential personnel tasked with the incredible responsibility of getting employees to work and home each day. The executive board has been working closely with management…

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Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes

Our union sister Maria Gradozzi proves that not all super heroes wear capes. Last night, on her way back to the Lynn Garage she spotted a burning house at the intersection of Boston and Moulton streets. After rushing up to the second floor and deploying her fire extinguisher, Gradozzi, who has worked for the T…

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Update on Efforts to Fight COVID-19

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We would like to update you on efforts to fight Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As you may be aware, cases of COVID-19 are present through much of the United States, including Massachusetts and Metropolitan Boston. First, we want to stress the importance of taking care of yourself by practicing basic habits…

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FMCB Meeting Change

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Monday’s (3/9) MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) meeting will not include the request for proposal (RFP) on our express bus routes. It’s been postponed to March 23. Please mark your calendars.

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Statement from President Evers in Response to MBTA Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19

“We hope that the Baker Administration and the MBTA recognize the incredible commitment of this workforce when making decisions about compensation and sick leave for their essential employees, particularly during this unprecedented time. We’re concerned because members of the Boston Carmen’s Union who have been on duty have tested positive for COVID-19. As essential employees,…

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