Informational Meeting on Pension Fund

July 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
BTU Hall
180 Mt Vernon St
MA 02125

We know there are a lot of questions pertaining to recent news about the MBTARF and as a result, there is misinformation being shared. First and foremost we want you to understand that we have not entered, in any way, into the state pension system.

Additionally, it does not affect your pension benefits or eligibility in any way. The MBTARF Board has a list of investment advisors and managers to choose from to manage aspects of the fund to ensure the success and long term viability of the fund. This decision allows the MBTARF to add PRIT to the list of current advisors and managers, they will be treated as every other investment advisor and manager.

President O’Brien provided the following statement to reporters when asked about this decision: “We are committed to maintaining the long-term viability and success of the MBTA Retirement Fund for MBTA employees. Last week, the Boston Carmen’s Union approved a decision that will allow the MBTARF Board to vote on a potential investment in PRIT, as they do all investment advisers and managers. Going forward, PRIT will be added to the list of approved investment advisers for consideration by the MBTARF Board.”

We want to answer all of your questions. We will be holding a special informational meeting of the membership on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 6:00 PM, at the Boston Teachers Union Hall. The purpose of this informational meeting is to discuss the pension fund only, this is not a ratification meeting. This is a special meeting and the only business to be discussed will be the pension fund.

If you have any questions, please call the Union Hall at (617) 542-8212.

In Solidarity,

Executive Board
Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589

Permanent link to this article:


  1. Please call the union hall. Thank you.

    • Theresa A Cadegan on July 31, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I am a pensioner and was wondering if you have any information (written) which came about as a result of this meeting (7/23). I would like to read further about the status of our pension as it is important as to whether we will have to adjust our living status or go out and find work. Please let me know if your notes will provide info for me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.