Carmen’s Union chief defends perk that uses sick time to pad pension

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2016 Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Schedule

Below are locations and enrolment dates for 2016 supplemental benefits enrollment.   Location Enrollment Dates Albany Street Garage September 15 – 16 Alewife Yard September 7 – 9 Arborway Yard September 7 – 9 Ashmont September 7 – 9 Bennett Garage September 7 – 13 Cabot Garage September 7 – 9 Charlestown Garage September 7 –…

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2017 Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Schedule

Below is the 2017 Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Schedule for Local 589. Please call National Group Protection (NGP) with any enrollment questions at (800) 344-9016.   Location Enrollment Dates Albany Street Garage September 14 – 15 Alewife Yard September 6 – 8 Arborway Yard September 6 – 8 Ashmont September 6 – 8 Bennett Garage September…

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Tax Information for 2016

Union Dues………..$936.00 Assessments……….$260.00 ——————————- Total…………….$1,196.00 Health Insurance Cost: All deductions for your health insurance in 2016 were pre-taxed. Therefore, they may not be deducted on your personal taxes. If you should need your health insurance deductions, they would appear on your last payroll stub of 2016. Fraternally, John Clancy Recording Secretary ATU Local 589

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MBTA Must Fix Service, Not Play Games with Workers’ Social Security

Yesterday, Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford responded to a Boston Globe story that reports the Baker Administration wants to manipulate Social Security retirement benefits for MBTA employees: “Rather than focusing on improving service, the Baker administration treats T riders and employees as second class citizens. Manipulating Social Security retirement benefits for MBTA workers who have…

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MBTA wants to take an ax to retirement benefits

Boston Globe | By Adam Vaccaro | June 26, 2017 Future MBTA retirees would receive reduced pension payments and would have to work longer to earn the maximum benefit under a proposal to be unveiled at the transit authority’s board meeting Monday. James O’Brien, president of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, which negotiates the pension…

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Pension Fund Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, On Wednesday, June 14, Tom Roth, president of the Labor Bureau Inc., and our chief negotiator for 42 years provided a presentation to members of the Legislature at the State House about the real status of the MBTA Pension Fund; disproving recent information released by the MBTA about the status of…

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Golf Tournament Scores Big for 589 COPE

  Thank you to all our sponsors and players for making this year’s Boston Carmen’s Annual COPE Golf Tournament such a tremendous success. Although the overflow turnout of members and supporters were greeted with rain in the morning, the afternoon brought warm sunshine.  “It was truly a great day and we had a lot of fun while…

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Health & Welfare Trust Fund Forms Due June 1st

If you have not done so already, please make sure to fill out and fax the documents you received in the mail for joining the Health & Welfare Trust Fund and Davis Vision Program to the following number: (617) 222-1694. The deadline is June 1st. If you have not received anything, please call the MBTA’s…

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