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Mar 22

July union meeting

The regular Meeting of the membership will be held on Wednesday,  July 20, 2016 at the Mass Bay credit union on West 4th Street, Boston MA.  This meeting is solely for nominations of the upcoming election in September All members are encouraged to attend.

Sep 08

Rally Park Plaza 9/7/15


Aug 28

Rally labor day

The president and executive board are asking all 600 members to rally outside the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Annual Labor Day Breakfast on Monday, Sept. 7th at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. We are asking all members to join us at 7:30 AM. We will be joining with local 589 and other unions of …

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Aug 07

Earned sick time

Last year the state of Massachusetts passed an earned sick time law that effected Mbta employees.  Information regarding how that will effect us is starting to come out and has been posted in our Forms section .  There are still a lot of questions in regards to this and we will try to keep the members …

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Jun 01

Statement from the President and executive board

Dear Members, Local 589 expressed their thanks to Local 600 for our generous donation to the Coalition. This coalition of unions is fighting the governors efforts to undermine collective bargaining. One of the recent issues with Governor Bakers plan is that it would give the newly formed control board the power to veto an arbitrators decision …

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May 24

Spare inspectors bid

New inspectors bid is out!!!  Spare bid is out for the green, blue, orange, red.  Please encourage as many operators as possible to apply before the bid closes on June 9th.

May 15

May Union Meeting

The President and executive board would like to thank everyone who came out to the meeting last night. Even though we had a higher turnout then usual more members need to come to the meetings! With the current legislation being debated in the senate it is important that all members stay active and informed.  Stay …

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May 12

Senate leaders reject Baker’s plan to shake up MBTA


May 08

One of the reasons we have the Pacheco law


Opinion column in globe about the Pacheco law

May 08

Rally at the statehouse!!

The executive board is asking all member to join 589 and other unions on Monday May 11th at 11am on the steps across the street from the Massachusetts State House. Then at 1:00 PM, the Joint Committee on Transportation will be holding a hearing in the the Gardner Auditorium on the Governor’s MBTA bill, HB 3347, …

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