UNIT B SETTLEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

2. Top Step Increase

 

Effective June 30, 2020, Step 12 in the Unit B salary scale shall be increased by seven hundred dollars ($700) for all employees at that step or who later move to that step.

 

3. Red-Circles Employees

 

Any employee who remains red-circled as of June 30, 2020 shall be paid a one-tine seven hundred-fifty dollar lump sum bonus.

 

4. Compressed Workweek

 

Effective April 1, 2020, MassDOT may implement a compressed workweek consisting of either three (13.34 hours per day) or four day (10 hours per day) workweeks. This work opportunity will first be offered to volunteers in the order of seniority. If further employees are needed, temporary employees will be mandated first, and then regular full-time employees will be mandated in the order of reverse seniority, provided that the top 20% of the senior employees in Units B and C will be exempt from such requirement if they chose to exercise that option.

 

5. Compressed Workweek Differential

 

Employees who work a compressed workweek that includes both Saturday and Sunday shall be paid an additional differential for all hours worked in their compressed workweek at the rate of $1.25 per hour.

 

6. Sick Time Option for Overtime Worked

 

Employees who use sick time during a workweek in which he/she works either emergency or mandatory overtime may use up to three such days for purposes of calculating overtime pay earned provided that the sick time is used before notification of overtime work requirement.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNIT B CONTRACT SETTLEMENT, PLEASE REVIEW THE UNIT B “SUCCESSOR AGREEMENT COVERING EMPLOYEES IN BARGAINING UNIT B “WHICH CONTAINS ALL CHANGES IN ADDITION TO THE MAJOR ONES DESCRIBED ABOVE.

 

Classification Study Implementation Agreement

 

1. Classification Study Upgrades

 

For certain members of the bargaining unit whose titles were recommended by the outside expert for upgrades, those upgrades will be effective retroactive to July of 2016.

 

2. Upgrades/RECLASSIFICATIONS Other Than Through the Classification Study

 

A number of job titles will be upgraded or reclassified to higher paying titles as a result of market adjustments implemented through agreement between the Union and MassDOT. These upgrades/reclassifications will become effective on the date of ratification by Unit B.

 

3. Transfers to Unit C

 

Units B and C will undergo an reorganization under which some Unit B employees will be transferred to Unit C and some Unit C employees will be transferred to Unit B.

 

4. Appeals

 

Any employee who filed a JAQ during the time table for doing so under the Classification Study and who is disappointed with the failure to be awarded and upgrade may be eligible for an appeal to an outside arbitrator. If you fit in this category, and wish to file an appeal, t is important to let Union leadership know of this immediately so that steps can be taken to initiate that appeal.

 

5. Confirmation of Retroactive Pay Calculations

 

For employees who have received upgrades under paragraph 1 and 2 above, MassDOT will provide worksheets showing pay growth and retroactive pay amounts to each of you. You will then be able to review those calculations and have 30 days to dispute them. If you feel that these calculations are inaccurate, please contract your Union leadership for assistance in challenging them.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLASSIFICATION STUDY PLEASE REVIEW THE CLASSIFICATION STUDY IMPLEMENTATION AGREEMENT WHICH CONTAINS ALL CHANGES IN ADDITION TO THE MAJOR ONES DESCRIBED ABOVE.