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RSVP for this Sunday’s (11/1) Virtual Rally for Joe Biden

“Strong unions helped to build the American middle class… Now more than ever, when so many of you have been working on the frontlines throughout this pandemic helping to keep our country running, you deserve a President who will have your back and fight every day on your behalf.” — Democratic Presidential nominee and former…

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Need to Renew Your Driver’s License?

In the midst of the pandemic, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) gave extensions on license renewals for IDs that expired in March, April, May, June, July and August. The RMV is now beginning to go back to normal. Motorists with licenses expiring in October and beyond will not be given an extension. If…

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Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Schedule

Local 589 members will have the opportunity to participate in the union-sponsored supplemental benefits program (October 22-30, 2020), which includes 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 illness such…

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General Election Results – Dec. 5, 2016

Congratulations to all candidates – win or lose – who were on yesterday’s ballot. Our local is best served when our members take an active role so thank you to all members who participated in yesterday’s election. Click here to see the results.

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Nomination of General Officers / Executive

Dear  Board Members and Barn Captains, Section 30: “A member to be nominated for any office in this Local Union must be present “at the Union Office” unless such member be confined through illness to her or his home or hospital or out of town on legitimate business. No member shall be a candidate for more…

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Sullivan: Put T trolley on track for tourism

Boston Herald | Jim Sullivan | Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Tim Murphy loves his job. Tim drives the Mattapan-
Ashmont trolley, the extension of the Red Line that takes over where the subway ends. The trolleys are the only vehicles in the MBTA fleet not equipped to make recorded announcements, so Tim does the job as…

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Fact Check: Governor Baker Misleads on MBTA’s Money Room

 *MEDIA RELEASE* Media Contact: Cayenne Isaksen 617-646-1028 cisaksen@oneillandassoc.com Fact Check: Governor Baker Misleads on MBTA’s Money Room During Thursday’s BPR radio show, Governor Baker insulted employees and misstated facts to feed privatization agenda BOSTON, MA (October 21, 2016) – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday showed how far he is willing to go to pursue…

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We need you at the State House tomorrow

Brothers and Sisters, We need you now more than ever to come to tomorrow’s (10/20) rally at the State House. The pressure on Gov. Baker and MBTA leadership is mounting. Just today, the Boston Herald has a story out that the MBTA is quietly spending $1 million on privatization, hiring management consultants to find new ways…

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MBTA pays $1M for advice on privatization savings

Boston Herald | Matt Stout | Tuesday, October 18, 2016 The MBTA is quietly paying nearly $1 million to a consultant to “assess the options” for outsourcing jobs and services throughout the cash-strapped transit agency, the Herald has learned — further fanning the flames in a public feud between Gov. Charlie Baker and unions intent…

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