Vacation Relief Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Earlier this morning, we were notified by the MBTA about a system error in the BidWeb software. This glitch prevented the system from distributing VR picks to those who had cutoff times at 5am this morning, as well as a 5pm distribution at Bennett last night. In the afternoon, the MBTA …

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Winter Video Message With Updates for Members!

As we move forward into the new year, I am pleased to share a video with updates on negotiations, the pandemic, fighting the MBTA reductions, and most importantly, a message of appreciation from the Executive Board. Over the past couple of months, our union actively fought against the MBTA service cuts, began contract negotiations, and …

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Call Gov. Baker + Lieutenant Gov. Polito to do right by our state’s public transit system

Dear Members and Allies,  Getting by is harder than ever during the pandemic — and so is getting around. Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito are making it harder. They have supported moves to slash the MBTA, and even vetoed a bill that would have helped low-income people afford to ride transit.    Stand with us to support public …

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Ask Your State Rep. to Cosponsor HD.2574

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Over the past few years, there has been an increase in assaults on Local 589 members, but no law in place to punish the perpetrators. Working with our lobbyist, Local 589’s Executive Board drafted legislation, HD.2574 (An Act relative to the offense of assault and battery upon a transit worker), to create a …

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