Contract Update

Fellow Union Brothers and Sisters,

As promised, this is an update regarding our last contract meeting on September 18.

During the negotiations, we gave management a comprehensive proposal in which the Union sought further wage improvements for both red - circled and non - red circled members. We also proposed modifications to management’s proposals for the right to employ temporary employees and to require new work shifts consisting of either or both 4 ten hour work weeks and/or  3 - 13.34 hour work weeks, without guarantees of weekends off. In each case, we sought limitations to protect our members from loses of overtime and protection for our members who are unable to work the new proposed schedules. MassDot did not give us a formal response to our proposals, but did indicate that they were unhappy that the Union did not accept their last proposal without change. We advised MassDot that the Union cannot accept those proposals as written because they do not provide adequate compensation for our members and would subject the membership to arbitrary losses of overtime and hardship for our members who would struggle or would be unable to work the new shifts MassDot is proposing. The Union expects and deserves a good faith response from MassDot on our counterproposals at our next meeting on October 3rd.

In the meantime, feel free to send an to email Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack at <stephanie.pollack@state.ma.us> and tell her that “ It has been 10 years since the merger of the MassPike; the time has come and long overdue for MassDot to finally provide a fair contract to former MassPike employees and to new workers who are employed in their same job titles”.   “Fair Contract Now!”
 
Fraternally,

George McGilloway

Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer

Danny Sullivan

President

 

Contract Negotiations

Dear Fellow Union Brothers and Sisters,
 
As of our last meeting on 7/1/2019, Teamsters Local 127 still continued to negotiate for a strong, unprejudiced and equitable contract for all our members.Local 127 and the USW held firm on our positions whereas all other Unions conceded and sided with MassDot's proposals.
 
While the other Unions may think they have a good contract for their members, the proposals set forth by MassDOT does not work for the hardworking members of Local 127.The Union will continue to fight and assert our position for our members until we reach a even - handed, rightful and deserving contract for our members
 

Daniel Sullivan

President

Officers of Local 127

George E. McGilloway Secretary-Treasurer
Daniel Sullivan President
Daniel Lawlor Vice-President
David Pierce Recording Secretary
David Hickson Trustee
Frank Smerlas Trustee
Timothy Johnson Trustee

 

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