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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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2013 Boston Carmen’s Union Scholarship

The Boston Carmen’s Union scholarship application is now available for the 2013 academic year. Click here for the application. The deadline for scholarship is December 17, 2012 and the exam for this scholarship will be conducted at the student’s high school on February 6, 2013. The Carmen’s Union Scholarship is available to a competing student…

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MBTA worker recognized

NECN – September 26, 2012, 4:54 pm – Justin Michaels Everyday, tens of thousands of people go through the Forest Hills T stop. Meeting and greeting as many of them as possible is George Holman. “You’re a legend of all legends… Thank you,” said a passenger. Whether it’s keeping track of the train and bus schedules…

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MBTA ridership reaches new heights

BOSTON (AP) — There were more than 400 million individual rides on the MBTA during the last fiscal year for the first time in transit agency history.   The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority announced Tuesday that average weekday ridership for the fiscal year that ended June 30 grew by 5.7 percent over the previous year.…

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Man punches MBTA driver and then jumps out bus window

10/18/2012 | By Melissa M. Werthmann | Boston Globe MBTA Transit Police are searching for a suspect who punched a bus driver in the head and then jumped out of the window of the bus early today, according to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The bus was traveling on Albany Street at 5:40 a.m. when…

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President Lee Issues Statement on Last Night’s Driver Assault

The mob assault of an MBTA Bus Driver shows the need for the legislature and public safety officials to make prosecuting assaults on public transit workers a priority. The Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 is relieved and thankful that the Bus Driver, attacked in the early morning hours, was not more seriously injured. However…

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2013 Scholarship Winners

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The following people have been awarded the 2013 Boston Carmen’s Union Scholarships for $1000.00. We would like to offer our congratulations on the dedication and hard work that they have exhibited throughout their high school years and we wish them the very best in their college pursuits. Neyat Fisehea: She is the daughter…

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