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Archive for April 2020

Temperature Screening Starts Tomorrow

Below is a message from the GM about a new policy they are implementing to help protect members. Contact your delegate or a member of the executive board if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you, Local 589 Executive Board ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Dear Colleagues, In our effort to improve the health and safety of our…

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Jerry Cohen Sworn in as New Southampton Barn Captain

Please join us in congratulating Jerry Cohen who was sworn in today by Local 589 Vice President Bill Berardino as the new Southampton Barn Captain. Also in attendance for the swearing in ceremony were Financial Secretary-Treasurer Jim Bradley, Delegate for Division 1 Jose Cruz, Delegate for Rapid S.M.I. Brian Walsh, and Delegate for Rapid Transit/AFC…

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Increase in Benefits from Health & Welfare Trust Fund

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Given these trying times with COVID-19, we are happy to announce an increase in benefits from the Health and Welfare Trust Fund for all Local 589 Members, which will start July 1, 2020. DENTAL INSURANCE: All active full-time members will see a 50% increase in their dental benefits from Delta Dental…

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T Gets Access to 200k Masks

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you may have heard, we helped the T get access to 200,000 masks. We still have some of the 12,000 masks left that we bought for you, which we will continue to distribute (see updated schedule below). Now the T will be distributing them soon as well, which is great…

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Schedule for Distributing Masks on Wednesday (4/8)

Tomorrow (4/8), executive board members and barn captains of Local 589 will be disturbing masks to members at the following locations: Charlestown/Bennett from 9am-7pm Quincy Garage from 9am-3pm RTL Delegate Jean will be hitting the early shifts on the Red Line. Other location visits will be announced soon. If you have questions or concerns, please…

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Help Is On The Way

ATTENTION MEMBERS!!! Tomorrow morning at 4:00 AM, we will be at Cabot Garage for pullouts to distribute masks that our union acquired and bought for our members. We also have sanitizing wipes that we made ourselves. Don’t worry if you don’t work out of Cabot Garage because we will be coming to you. Tomorrow, we…

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Remembering Brother Andrew Wong

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are sad to announce the death of our union brother Andrew “Andy” Wong who passed away on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Andy’s family, friends, and fellow workers. Andy was hired by the MBTA on May 4, 1998, and went on to a 22-year career.…

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