Taking The Fight To Beacon Hill

Rep. Collins and 589 President John Lee

Boston Carmen’s Union President John Lee was making the rounds at the State House today to push for legislation to restore health care collective bargaining rights for Local 589 members. President Lee was talking with Representatives and Senators about House Bill 3412 and House Docket 3199. Brother Lee explained that under the current law MBTA

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Man Charged In Assault On MBTA Worker

This past Wednesday one of our union sisters was sexually assaulted by a Medford man, Michael Hutt, as she tried to help him with his Charlie Card. Thankfully, Hutt was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery and assault and battery on a public employee. However, the incident speaks to the difficult job that …

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Sister Sharina Averts Tragedy

With less than a month on the job, MBTA bus driver and Union Sister, Sharina Byrd showed courage, professionalism and concern for her passengers under the most extreme conditions. On Tuesday night, as she was driving her 86 bus down Chestnut Hill Avenue when a man reached in front of her and pushed the steering …

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