Jul 25

Public Transit Workers Gain Assault Protections in Mass. Budget

Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 Hails Passage of Language that Allows Police to Arrest Persons Suspected of Assaulting an MBTA Worker Facing an increasing number of assaults on transit workers, including incidents from spitting to punching, the Boston Carmen’s Union ATU Local 589 hailed the passage of language in the state budget that will …

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Jul 22

Local 589 Introduces New Legislative Firm

Photo caption: BSG's Mike Morris (speaking from the podium) and Mike Bergan introduced themselves to Local 589's membership at the July meeting as Vice President Peggy Lapaglia and Financial Secretary Jim Evers look on.

At the July membership meeting Local 589 introduced the Union’s new legislative representatives, Mike Morris and Mike Bergan of Beacon Strategies Group (BSG). BSG is based in Boston and it’s co-founder Mike Morris’s brother is a Local 589 member and his father is a Boston Carmen’s Union Pensioner. Both Morris and Bergan have extensive experience …

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Jul 13

Legislative Update: FY 15 Budget

Dear Brothers & Sisters, This past Friday, Governor Patrick signed a $36.5 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. We wanted to update you on a few things that were included in the passed budget: Driver Assaults: Although everyone is entitled to a safe workplace, this is often not the case for our members. To help ensure …

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