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

Massachusetts Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Download the Massachusetts Emergency Sick Leave policy as of June 4, 2021.

Union Update

Dear Brother and Sisters,
 
Teamsters have started the next round for a Successor C.B.A. I pledge to all 127 members I will work as hard and long as it takes to get all Teamster members a well deserved raise Thank you for standing tall during these trying times. Teamsters have worked very hard at adding new jobs.  Please look at Mass.gov for more info on new job opportunities
 
MASSDOT currently has two mechanic position open at M-8 depot working the overnight shift. If you know anyone looking for a job, this would be a good opportunity for  them to apply.  Candidates can go to Mass.gov and search job category.
 
In the near future we have to consider getting back to In person meeting. This is the core of Teamsters, to give all members their say and to be heard.
 
In Solidarity
 
Brother
GEORGE

George E. McGilloway
Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer


 

 

Update

Return to regular schedule effective April,12.2021. All Highway Maintenance Division will resume their normal schedules.
 
Thank you.
 
In Solidarity,
Brother GEORGE
 

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

Union Update


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Great news - license reimbursement! You need to contact your district administrator. Take pictures and download all of your licenses and send them to your district for reimbursement for any and all licenses that are “required” in your job title.

Stay safe and well,

Brother GEORGE

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

Union Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
The re-class and upgrades have started; This will take some time as you can imagine and it's not an easy task.  When you get your re-class letter and you have questions call Joan Makie and she will be happy to assist; see her #s below  We are still not able to have a General membership Union meeting; as soon as we can we will inform all members. Thank you to all of you for standing tall during these trying times.
 
In Solidarity
 
Brother GEORGE

 

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

Union Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Good news is retro pay is finally here.  Thank you so much for your patience and understanding with this long overdue process.
 
Please be advised that we are still waiting on the classifications of every Teamster member.  Call Joan Mackie Director of HR operations, office 857-368-8539, cell# 617-699-3307 and speak with her any questions you may have on retro payments and upgrades.
 
We had an E-board meeting A\and thought it would be prudent to cancel the general membership meetings till the first of the year In light of Covid 19.   As soon as the upgrades and classifications are finished, on to the next round: contract negotiations.  Again, thank you very much for your support.
 
In Solidarity,
 
Brother GEORGE
 

 

George E. McGilloway

Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Executive Officer

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

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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