Above & Beyond

Derailment Avoided Thanks to Quick-Thinking Operators

This past Sunday, streetcar motorperson Rhea DeSilva noticed something unusual about the tracks at Packard’s Corner as she made her way westbound towards BC. She attempted to get a hold of her dispatcher, but noticed an oncoming train on the eastbound track. Fearing the worst, she flagged down the other train and informed its operator…

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Happy Transit Employee Appreciation Month

Happy Transit Employee Appreciation Month to our outstanding members! This month, we would like to recognize all that our members do to keep Boston moving. You are all essential in keeping Bostonians connected to friends, family, and opportunities and ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This year,…

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

Carmen’s Local 589 is proud to promote the diversity of our workforce year-round, but this month, we’d like to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of our union sisters especially. Just like Rosie the Riveter, the women of Carmen’s Local 589 step up and get the job done when duty calls, and we’re proud to support…

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Out Now: Carmen’s Quarterly Fall 2021 Edition

We are proud to announce that the Fall 2021 edition of ‘Carmen’s Quarterly,’ Local 589’s newsletter, is now available! Read it here online and check your mailboxes for the print edition. This issue features our proud victory winning a labor seat and a rider seat on the FMCB, a Member Spotlight on 50-year member Thomas…

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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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We’re Not Backing Down From This Fight!

Brothers and Sisters, Seven members of the Executive Board were arrested this morning as they blocked the Money Room trucks from trying to leave. President Jimmy O’Brien; Assistant Secretary Joe Cerbone; Allen Lee, Delegate, Division 1; Larry Kelly, Delegate, RTL/AFC; Patrick Hogan, Delegate, Division 3; Mike Keller, Delegate, Equipment Maintenance; and John Hunt, Delegate, Engineering…

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