Thank You!

Thank you to all our members, leaders of other unions and their members, and the various elected officials (e.g., State Sen. Pacheco, Cong. Keating, State Sen. Keenan, etc.) who attended our Labor Day rally to keep our public transportation system public.

Many have estimated we had as many as 1,000 union members at the rally. As you can see from the video below, it was a sea of orange. To see more photos from the rally, visit our Facebook page. For those who were not able to attend the rally, you can click on the video below to watch it.

The following is a small portion of the coverage our rally received in the news:

In closing, although this was a great showing, we can do better and we must do better if we are to educate the public about the dangers of privatization and the need to properly fund the T. We cannot and will not sit idly by while the Baker administration uses us as scapegoats for the MBTA’s problems so he can steal the public’s transportation system and hand it over to his rich cronies and contributors.

Keep checking this website and attending your meetings to stay informed. If you are not on our e-mail list, click here to join it now.

Thank you,

Executive Board
Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589

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    • j cat on September 14, 2015 at 10:15 am

    the record on privatization on public transit is always short term gain then the big loss with the systems increasing failure and employee strikes effecting service.. private contractors use employees that will walk out when the company makes things tough for them .

    • lydia on September 13, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    The majority of the public like Baker because he says what they want to hear and he gets a little done on what he says to let them think hes actually doing something, but like most politicians he doesnt disclose at what and whos cost…

    • lydia on September 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Well eating out of their hands is what they want and actually looks like thats what will happen…I havent seen anything that has addressed the public on whats the real deal on privatization, nothing to educate them on whats in store down the road…Do you really think the public paid attention to the rally? I doubt it…once these services go private lets see how long it takes to go back public…wont happen…this has been years in the making and it may very well happen across the board sooner than later..So if you have any sources such as money and power by all means use it ….

    • j cat on September 13, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Strike sounds like a great plan for Baker to justify the elimination of the unions.

    The union elected officials have to do the job of making known how these deals are costing the taxpayers with poor performance and more tax revenue losses.

    Also the MBTA management failures in planning need be reported..

    perhaps some are not aware but in the past MBTA management and the union officials not just 589 have conspired to cover up MBTA poor planning ….

    • Maxwell J on September 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    hmmm……..yes Lydia, I’m sure you’re right, a strike would be the answer. The public and Charlie Baker are upset because service did not run during the storms last Jan. Feb. and March. We could get them on our side by going on strike and deliberately not running service. Sounds like a plan. How long do you think we should go on strike for? A week or two? Maybe a month or so?

    • j cat on September 10, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Its all about the DEAL!!!! That is what the pols do all the time ..they have to give deals to the supporters that feed them money ..

    no surprise that all these privatized services will be from supporters that feed the pols..

    warning !! if you are working at the T and make a compliant about these services you could find yourself without a job….

    • lydia on September 10, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Just a reminder to union members.Several T Management ran out the door after their own mismanagement of last winter with a six figure pension and some of them are now working for the State! And what are 589 members getting for a pension?? Doubt 589 members are getting what those FRAUDS are getting…The cards are stacked against the members, STRIKE IS THE APPROPRIATE ANSWER,dont sit back until its too late..

    • lydia on September 10, 2015 at 10:36 am

    So the Bus routes and shuttles that are up to be privatized are going to be run by a former mbta management employee that own a private bus company? ?Why aren’t the union officials all over that? ?Thats dispicable! Just proves its all about Kickbacks and corruption…isnt that the same company that came to the rescue last winter providing shuttles?? And they were praised for their good will, Pathetic.
    ..Sounds like their was an agenda ….Curious to what the public thinks about a former T Manager taking jobs from their former workers…what a slap in the face…Union members should really think about Striking at this point..

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