Testimony

O’Brien Highlights Ongoing Problems Facing MBTA and Money Room

After a week of mismanagement of the money room since a private consulting firm took over, Boston Carmen’s Union President Jimmy O’Brien testified to the FMCB and MBTA management about the ongoing problems facing the MBTA and money room as a result of this poor management―reminding them that this serves as another example of why…

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Testimony from Today’s Transportation Hearing

Monday, September 18, 2017 Jimmy O’Brien, Boston Carmen’s Union Testimony Good afternoon. Thank you, Chairman McGee, Chairman Straus and members of the committee for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Jimmy O’Brien, I am the President of the Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589. The Boston Carmen’s Union is the largest of 28 unions…

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Testimony from today’s (5/22) MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board

This afternoon, Boston Carmen’s Union President Jimmy O’Brien testified before the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board about the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Retirement Fund (MBTARF). FMCB Testimony – MBTARF Jimmy O’Brien, Boston Carmen’s Union May 22, 2017 While the members of this board know that I am a board member of the MBTA Retirement…

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President Evers’ Testimony From Today’s FMCB Meeting

Local 589 President Jim Evers testifies as members of the executive board and union stand behind him in solidarity at today’s FMCB meeting. My name is Jim Evers. I am the new President of the Boston Carmen’s Union, representing over 4,100 hardworking members of the MBTA. I may be new to the Presidency but I…

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Transportation Bond Bill

Today, Local 589 President James Evers along with other members of the executive board attended today’s hearing on the transportation bond bill (H 4397). In submitted testimony, Evers said the Boston Carmen’s Union wholeheartedly supports this bill to authorize bonds to help rehabilitate and expand mass transit. However, he cautioned the committee to steer clear…

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