Category: News

Interview with Marcus Taylor, Local 589’s New Assistant Secretary

Last Tuesday, our union brother Marcus Taylor was sworn in by President O’Brien as Local 589’s new assistant secretary. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Marcus for a quick interview. Below are the five questions we asked him and his answers.  1) Where are you from and how did you get interested …

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O’Brien Sets Record Straight on Overtime

James O'Brien

In a recent article in the Boston Globe (MBTA overtime spending spiked last year), President Jimmy O’Brien set the record straight that the surge in overtime is do to understaffing. Below is his quote from the article. Well, there’s the same amount of work to be done to run and maintain the buses and the …

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In The News

An article in Commonwealth Magazine (“MBTA pension costs rising at fast pace”) says the MBTA oversight board raised concerns that pension costs at the transit agency are spiraling out of control, and called on unions and management to come to some accord to rein in spending. In the article, President Jimmy O’Brien said the transit authority …

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