Take Care Of Yourself

Dear 589 Family,

The words Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself on a note card pinned to a cork notice board as a reminder to look after our own mental and physical health

More often than normal, we’re seeing our brothers and sisters pass away on the job or slightly after retirement. Our health should be our top priority, which is why it’s imperative to recognize the many signs our body gives us when something just doesn’t seem right.

Regular checkups with your doctor is important, especially given our occupation. The job of a transit professional may result in high levels of stress, high blood pressure/cholesterol, poor eating habits, wear and tear on the body, and bad sleeping habits.

All of us should be able to enjoy the fruits of our labor after retirement so let’s try to take care of ourselves. While death is a part of life, we can better protect ourselves before things become worse. Any member that needs the MBTA’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) should reach out to them.

In Solidarity,

Executive Board
Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589

Permanent link to this article: https://carmensunion589.org/2019/08/take-care-of-yourself/

1 comment

    • Ken on August 31, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Some of us had pass way do to the working conditions in car houses that are often ignored by the T or even the Union.

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