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Union Update

Good afternoon,
 
I have been working with HRD and the Comptroller’s Office on the implementation of the Unit B CBA increases and the implementation of the remainder of the Classification Study.

The Unit B CBA increases effective 7/9/17, 7/8/18 and 7/7/19 are scheduled to be processed during the pay period August 16, 2020 to August 29, ,2020 (included in pay advice of September 4, 2020).  In the event there is an issue and it cannot be processed during this pay period I will let you know.

I have submitted the request to process the CBA retroactive payments to the Office of the State Comptroller but have not received a confirmation of the date they will be processed.  Once I have the date I will let you know.

The increase of $700.00 to Step 12 effective 6/30/2020 and the $750.00 bonus for employees who remain red-circled will be processed after the classification/bargaining unit changes effective 2/16/2020 are implemented.

Once both the CBA increase and retroactive payments are processed we will continue with the implementation of the remaining Classification Study changes.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Thanks,
Joan
 
 
Joan Makie,
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Director of HR Operations
10 Park Plaza – Suite 3170 | Boston, MA 02116
Tel 857.368.8539 | Cell 617.699.3307 | Fax 857.368.0654

News Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Happy to announce that Governor Baker officially signed into law Bill 4808 to fund the unit B CBA.  We are working with DOT to push forward immediate payments for our members.
 
Thank you all for your understanding.
 
In Solidarity,
 
GEORGE

 

George E. McGilloway Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer
Teamsters Local 127

News Update

 
The classifications are coming out.  Please review and read very carefully.  There is an appeal process if you should have any issues.
 
The governor signed an emergency supplemental budget to fund our contract and put it on the fast track for payment.
 
We do not have an exact payment date.
 
Look for info on the upcoming IBT national election coming soon.
 
Thank you for all you do - proud to call everyone of you TEAMSTERS.
 
Thank you
In solidarity
 
GEORGE
 
George E. McGilloway
Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer

News Update

The Bill has passed to fund our new salaries.
 
Last night the legislature funded the Unit B contract. Now the Governor has 10 days to sign.
 
6/24/2020 House  Passed to be engrossed - 158 YEAS to 0 NAYS supplement, No 188
 
In English it means your money is coming.
 
Again, I really appreciate your patience.
 
In Solidarity,
 
Brother GEORGE
 
George E. McGilloway
Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer

 

Union Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Good news: Chapter 150 E. Section 7 appropriation request has made it onto the supplemental budget.  I know this has been a long and arduous process. This is our state government at work. Please call your State Rep. and/or Senator And ask them to help push this along.
 
Call secretary Stephanie Pollock's office toll free at 1-877-623-6846 and tell her how long you have been waiting for our raises.
 
Again thank you for your patience. Your money is coming.
 
In solidarity,
GEORGE
 

George E. McGilloway Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer

Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
The Teamsters had a telephone conference with DOT today. 
 
The coronavirus furloughs are ending as of Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
 
Your depot foreman or supervisor will advise on future work schedules to adhere to the 25% rule.  PPE will still be required on the job.  Please work with your supervisors and foreman going forward. 
 
This is new territory for all of us and your professionalism hasn't gone unnoticed.  Keep up the good work.
 
In Solidarity 
 
Be Safe and Well,
 
George E. McGilloway
Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer
 

Telephone conference with DOT about the ongoing pandemic

Teamsters had a telephone conference with DOT about the ongoing pandemic They assured the Teamsters that buildings are being cleaned and also that the trucks are being sanitized and all members have PPE. The furloughs will continue till further notice. There are questions and concerns about the raises. First and foremost, you are getting your raises and retro pay. It took the DOT 10 months to pay the unions that settled last July. TEAMSTERS held out longer than the other union because some of our members were not getting their fair share You will receive all retro money and raises, and the clock don't stop ticking $$. Thank you for your continued patience; there is a light at the end of this tunnel.
 
Be safe and well
 
 GEORGE
 

George E. McGilloway Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer

Support Hazard Pay for Essential Public Sector Workers

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This pandemic has laid bare how intertwined public health and the economy are – and how absolutely vital working people are to keeping every family safe, secure, healthy and fed. There are currently tens of thousands of essential workers in Massachusetts reporting to the job outside of their homes, putting their health and the health of their families on the line each day. These essential workers we all depend on are on the front lines of exposure to this virus, in too many cases without the adequate personal protective equipment they so desperately need, and many are still struggling to pay their bills. These brave essential workers deserve hazard pay.

Please ask your State Representative and State Senator to support H.4631, “An Act Relative State Employees Performing Core Functions”, filed by Rep. Tackey Chan (member of SAG-AFTRA).   This bill would provide time and a half pay or one half comp day for every day that a Massachusetts public employee was required to report to a work location outside of their home throughout the duration of the state emergency.

 

Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Thank you to all you members on the front line, and thank you for your professionalism.  These are trying times, and you showed the DOT that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
 
At the beginning the DOT was not prepared with the PPE's and the Teamsters pushed forward to acquire them at all locations; also we gained furloughs for most - not all - members and we are still at the table as I write.
 
There has been questions about some type of hazard pay and we are looking in to that, because it's well deserved.
 
And FYI Pennsylvania DOT last week laid off and froze the pay of 5200 state workers.
 
Let's all begin the day with a grateful heart.
 
United we stand Divided we beg
 
Be safe
 
George E. McGilloway
Secretary-Treasurer/ Principal Executive officer

Union Meetings Postponed

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, union meetings have been postponed until further notice.

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