Important Local 589 Arbitration Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Yesterday, we had our first meeting with an arbitrator to ask for an emergency injunction to stop how the MBTA conducts roster picking. We had two full days of testimony this week and may meet again in the future.

We understand the implementation of roster picking and the delayed rollout of BidWeb have been an immense source of frustration for our membership over the past few years. That is why we have chosen to take action.

Since this is an ongoing legal matter, we are precluded from speaking about deliberations at this time, but we will keep you posted as best we can. In the meantime, be well, stay safe, and thank you for keeping Massachusetts moving.

In solidarity,

Executive Board
Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589

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  1. Hi Paul, please contact your delegate. Thank you, Local 589 Webmaster

    • Paul Fraumeni on January 26, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Hi, I’m a bus operator on the south side of Boston. I would like to know if the union will ask the T, if there will system wide bids, for to easier for bus drivers to pick a garage that is closer to where they live, and to talk with operators who know where they were trained, to back to that garage.

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