Archive for July 2020

Standout for Joe Kennedy

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Want to help Local 589’s endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Kennedy III? If so, the following are some upcoming stand out opportunities: Tuesday (7/28) @ 4:30pm: Middleton/Danvers (Rt. 62/114 intersection, Middleton) Wednesday (7/29) @ 4:30pm: Peabody (Peabody Square) Thursday (7/30) @ 4:30pm: Ipswich/Northern Essex Co. (Five Corners, Ipswich) Sunday (8/2)…

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E-Board Visits Arborway Bus Garage

Today, Local 589’s E-Board had the pleasure of visiting with our members at the Arborway Bus Garage. Click here to see photos from the visit on our Facebook Page. Thank you to all members who took the time say hello, ask questions, and share their concerns with the e-board. If you missed the visit and…

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Stand Out for Joe Kennedy

Today, Local 589’s e-board, barn captains, and members stood out in support of our next U.S. Senator Joe Kennedy III. The primary is Sept. 1 so don’t forget to vote. See photos below. For more information on Joe’s campaign, visit

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Green Line Operators Help Lost Boy

Last Monday (6/29), Green Line Motorman Richard Flynn and Conductor David Woodbury came upon a lost 4-year old boy while pulling into MBTA-Newton Center Station. Apparently the boy, who lived locally, had made his way to the station unaccompanied because he loves trains and wanted to see them. After pulling into the station and securing…

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Local 589 Welcomes 20 New Members

Yesterday, Local 589 Vice President Billy Berardino, Assistant Secretary Karen Maxwell, Divison 3 Delegate Pat Hogan, and Divison 1 Delegate Jose Cruz signed up 20 new members. Please join us in welcoming them into our 589 family. #WeMoveMA #UnionStrong

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2020 Political Endorsements

Below are the candidates Local 589 has endorsed for the state general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. This list will be updated periodically as new endorsements are made. All members, retirees, and their families are encouraged to support Local 589’s endorsed candidates. Click here if you are not registered to vote, are unsure where to vote,…

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Monthly Membership Update – July 2020

Brothers and Sisters, The last few months have been challenging, disappointing at times, and quite simply – hard. Through it all, you have kept working, kept showing up every day and serving the public. Your courage is heroic and has not gone unnoticed. For our riders who rely on us to get to work or…

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Bus Operators Needed for Blue Line Shuttle This Weekend

ATTENTION BUS OPERATORS: We need shuttle operators for the Blue Line shuttle this weekend, all shifts. Please contact your desk in your respective area. If we cannot fill this work, we will lose it to a private carrier. The e-board is fighting everyday to protect our work, but we can’t do it alone ─ we need…

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