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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E-board Visits to the Quincy Bus Garage and Reservoir Carhouse

Click here to see photos from last week’s e-board visits to the Quincy Bus Garage and Reservoir Carhouse. The e-board would like to thank all the members who took time to say hello and talk with them. #OneUnion #WeMoveMA

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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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E-mail Referencing Password Changes

Today, many of you received e-mail notices referencing password changes to an account for a Local 589 application that is in its final stage of development. Please ignore these notices as they were sent in error. Once the application is finalized and we are ready to launch, we will let you know so you can…

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Local 589 Golf Tournament Raises Money for COPE

This year’s annual golf tournament was another success. Local 589 members, members from other unions on the T, and friends filled all the foursomes at what has become the Carmen’s major membership event. Funds raised from the golf tournament go to support Local 589’s political and legislative efforts to improve conditions for MBTA workers. “We…

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Virtual Town Hall with Joe Biden

This past weekend, ATU International President John Costa led a discussion with the former Vice President on his campaign and his policies on transit and other issues important to ATU members and all working families. Click here to watch.

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Remembering Bernadin Etienne

Today in Everett we gathered to remember and celebrate the life of Bernadin Etienne. To his family, he was a father, a spouse, a friend, or a loved one. To us, he was a union brother. In our union we use the term “brother” as a term of endearment. It’s the way we recognize the…

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President Evers Statement on Tragic Accident at Charlestown Bus Yard

“This morning, the Boston Carmen’s Union lost a long-time member of our Union and MBTA family. This was a tragic accident, our condolences are with the family and friends of Bernadin Etienne during this difficult time. As always, the Union remains focused on supporting our members and Bernadin’s family. We will work with the MBTA…

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Open Period to Submit Proposals to Working Agreement

To All Local 589 Members The current Working Contract expires June 30, 2010. The Union and the Authority will meet and exchange proposals for the next Working Agreement (Contract). Any Member wishing to submit a Contract Proposal for the Working Agreement must put it in writing and submit it (via U.S. Mail, E-mail, or Fax)…

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Happy Labor Day!

“We’re all in this together!” is a rallying cry that has brought our members together, in service to the public, for more than a century. Carmen’s Union members moved the people of Greater Boston through the flu pandemic of 1918 just as we have through the COVID-19 pandemic this year. A Boston Globe story from…

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Don’t Forget to Vote Today!

Today (9/1) is Election Day and polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. statewide. Click here for a list of candidates Local 589 has endorsed. Remember to check your polling place before you vote as some may have been moved to locations better suited to social distancing. #VoteUnion #StatePrimary

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Supporting Those Who Support Us

Today, we stood out for several political candidates Local 589 has endorsed, such as U.S. Senate candidate Joe Kennedy III, Mass. State Senator Nick Collins, and Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott. Click here to see more stand out pics on our Facebook page. Click here for a full list of our endorsed candidates. #GOTV #UnionStrong

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Did You Take a COVID-19 Leave?

Local 589 members who took a COVID-19 leave between April 1st and December 31st of 2020 are entitled to an 80-hour paid leave benefit. Due to the high volume of reported pay discrepancies, the company will be reviewing any errors in COVID-19 leave. If you believe you had an issue, please reach out to your…

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A Message About This Friday’s Payroll

Local 589 E-board would like to announce that after numerous discussions between the union and the MBTA, this Friday’s payroll will include the difference for members who lost pay due to emergency scheduling. This would not have happened without the union advocating on behalf of the members. For any questions or if you believe your…

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