Category: Benefit

2017 Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Schedule

Below is the 2017 Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Schedule for Local 589. Please call National Group Protection (NGP) with any enrollment questions at (800) 344-9016.   Location Enrollment Dates Albany Street Garage September 14 – 15 Alewife Yard September 6 – 8 Arborway Yard September 6 – 8 Ashmont September 6 – 8 Bennett Garage September …

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MBTA Must Fix Service, Not Play Games with Workers’ Social Security

Photo of Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford.

Yesterday, Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford responded to a Boston Globe story that reports the Baker Administration wants to manipulate Social Security retirement benefits for MBTA employees: “Rather than focusing on improving service, the Baker administration treats T riders and employees as second class citizens. Manipulating Social Security retirement benefits for MBTA workers who have …

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MBTA wants to take an ax to retirement benefits

Boston Globe | By Adam Vaccaro | June 26, 2017 Future MBTA retirees would receive reduced pension payments and would have to work longer to earn the maximum benefit under a proposal to be unveiled at the transit authority’s board meeting Monday. James O’Brien, president of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, which negotiates the pension …

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