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FMCB board greenlights fare collection bid process.

Via Commonwealth Magazine By Bruce Mohl. THE MBTA’S OVERSIGHT BOARD on Monday gave the transit agency’s staff a green light to put out a request for proposals for companies to design, build, finance, operate, maintain, and manage a new automated … Continue reading

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Baker: ‘Acts of God’ justify fine waivers for Keolis.

Via Commonwealth Magazine. By Jack Sullivan. GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said waiving the fines against Keolis for “acts of God” during the brutal winter of 2015 was the right thing to do but insisted the commuter rail operator has been held … Continue reading

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A note from the President of 264.

Brothers and Sisters, The Officers, Business Reps, and Executive Board say thank you to the members of Local 264 who joined Local 589 and other locals on the picket line on Thursday morning. It was a great showing of solidarity. … Continue reading

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Keep “Public” Transportation “Public”.

Dear Local 264 members, Last week the MBTA’s Fiscal Management Control Board presented their yearly required report to the legislature. This particular report highlighted what they have privatized already (money room, tire shop, etc) and this report finally opened the … Continue reading

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Make it a Union Made Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! The kids are back in school, which means the unofficial end of summer is coming. But the sun is still shining bright and with Labor Day right around the corner the grill needs to be put to … Continue reading

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National Group Protection supplemental benefits.

Brothers and Sisters, Representatives from National Group Protection will be onsite August 24th—September 2nd to communicate the supplemental benefits offered to IAMAW Local 264 members at the MBTA.  Please take the time to meet with a representative to enroll, make … Continue reading

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Winpisinger Center Rolls Out New Field Negotiation Prep Program.

In an effort to support and augment its highly successful Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program, the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center is rolling out a new Field Negotiation Preparation program for bargaining units as they prepare for … Continue reading

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Marty Walsh: Privatization Doesn’t Work .

Recently, Mayor Marty Walsh sat down with the Boston Globe for a wide-ranging interview about his first-term in office and what he sees as the most pressing issues facing the city. At the top of his list was his opposition to privatizing … Continue reading

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Media concurred that Gov. Baker’s allegations of sunroofs in armored trucks was ‘pure fiction’

Via Carmen’s Union 589’s website On Friday, we released a statement that said the allegations of sunroofs in armored trucks were untrue. We are happy to report that the media concurred and wrote several stories about how the governor was … Continue reading

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Paid family leave is good for business and communities

Tom Dretler Aug 4, 2016 via Commonwealth Magazine. AT SOME POINT in everyone’s life, a serious personal or family medical emergency happens. Individuals receive an unexpected diagnosis. An elderly parent’s health rapidly declines. A family member faces a terminal illness. … Continue reading

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