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General Membership Meeting to be held at the Auburn Elks Lodge
754 Southbridge St.
Auburn Ma, 01501

On October,19.2021 At 5:00 pm

At this meeting: Nominations for officers

In Solidarity,
Brother George

Notification of Nomination and Election

Vaccine Announcement from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Hello All,
 
Attached please find a copy of information and forms related to the Covid-19 vaccine mandate and the process for employees to demonstrate compliance with the mandate. They include the following:
 
Thank you
Olinda
 

Olinda R. Marshall

 

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Human Resources – Chief Labor Negotiator

Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Governor Baker's Executive Order 595 Mandate 08.19.2021
 
We the Teamsters Local 127 were the first Union to ask DOT to cease and desist this 595 mandate and demanded to bargain over it  DOT met with the Teamsters twice and we have a third round next week. Teamsters Local 127 have made many calls to the IBT in D.C. and to Joint council 10 here in New England to no avail.
 
Make no mistake about it: we the Teamsters believe it is an individual's choice to take or not to take any vaccine; this is the USA, not Russia.  Having said that,our attorney has informed this office that the mandatory vaccine is inevitable Please be advised that all DOT employees need to get vaccinated and DOT assured Teamsters
that as long as an employee is in the process of getting the vaccine before Oct,17.2021 no progressive discipline will be levied on any Local 127 member.
 
Thank you for understanding.
 
In Solidarity,
Brother George

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

New Hires

Dear Brother and Sisters,
 
Teamsters are aware of the fact that some new hires are coming on the job at higher rates of pay and grade.

We have our attorney looking into it  Our contract states - and DOT knows this - that all new hires start at the lowest pay and grade.
 
This Local will get to the bottom of this issue and make whole any affected members.  Or simply start the new hires at lowest rate and grade.
 
As for the DOT, common sense is very uncommon.
 
In Solidarity,
Brother 
GEORGE

Union Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Governor Baker signed an executive order # 595 without first bargaining with the Teamsters Local 127.  It mandates that by October 17 all Local 127 members need to be vaccinated from COVID-19.

Teamsters filed all the appropriate charges and we will fight them on this.  Absolutely NO one will take the vaccination if they DO NOT want it, either by a doctor's note or by your religious beliefs.

In Solidarity,
Brother GEORGE

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