Local 589 Responds to Red Line Derailment Report

In report released today, the MBTA cited a broken axle damaged by a ground ring as the cause of a June 11 Red Line derailment at the JFK/UMass stop. In response to the report, Local 589’s President Jimmy O’Brien issued the following statement that the MBTA should have invested more in personnel and testing before …

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Vault Agent Job at MBTA

There is a job opening for a vault agent at the MBTA that is affiliated with our union. For more information or to apply for this position, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mbta/jobs/2571291/vault-agent. Please share with those who may be interested in applying for it.

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1919 Boston Police Strike

On September 9, 1919, more than 1,100 Boston Police officers went on strike for fair wages, decent working conditions and their right to organize. Boston’s policemen were paid less than most of the city’s skilled laborers, and had not had a raise in decades. Normal shifts ranged from ten to thirteen hours. Required to be …

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