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Ratification Vote

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Teamsters Local 127 held a ratification vote via Teamste's email till Dec,31.2021, and I'm happy to announce in unity and unanimously YES for our next CBA 2020-2023. I would like to thank all members who took the time to vote.
 
Thank you
In solidarity,
Brother George


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

Very Important Ratification Vote

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
On our new 2020-2023 CBA: Please review the proposed contract on the Teamsters Local 127's web page at Teamsters127.org.
 
You will find the proposed contact under our download section. I ask each of you Teamsters to reach out to your brothers and sisters and ask them to vote. Send your vote to Teamsters127@verizon.net with your name and employee #.   Teamsters will collect vote till the close of business, 5p.m. Dec. 30, 2021.  As soon as we ratify this CBA, I can get you your well-deserved money. Acting Secretary of State Mr. Tessler stated the money's there and put aside for all outstanding contacts.
 
 
Thank you for all you do.
 
In solidarity,

Brother George

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

 

Membership Meetings

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
We are pleased to announce the resumption of in-person Teamsters Local 127 union meetings.
 
The meetings will be held at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 754 Southbridge St. Auburn Ma, 01501
 
All Meetings start 5:pm sharp
 
Teamsters will hold 4 meeting annually for general membership; they are as follows:
 
March,15.2022
June,20.2022
September,20.2022
December,20.2022
 
If youi have any questions or concerns, please call the Local127 office.
 
Thank you for all you do
 
In solidarity,
Brother George


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

Contract meeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
 
Teamsters local 127 may have had our last contract meeting; we need to tighten up some language a bit and get it all in black and white.
 
As soon as Teamsters get a draft of the new contract, we will get it to all you deserving members.
 
In Solidarity,
Brother George

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

Urgent News

The Teamsters and all unions had a meeting today with DOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver and he stated that DOT is going to use outside contractors to fill your jobs If you do not get vaccinated and self ascertain  by October 17.2021.


Jonathan also stated he did not want to do that and stressed how important that everybody be vaccinated and completed by October 17.2021.


Teamsters Local 127 is still at the bargaining table over this illegal mandate. Our attorney put them on notice that it is against the law to mandate a policy without first bargaining. DOT still unlawfully set an illegal mandate regardless of their obligation.

Please, if you need your job get vaccinated.

In Solidarity,
Brother George

Pay Inequities

Very Important!
 
Dear brothers and Sisters,
 
Please contact the Local 127 Union Hall If you are a supervisor and/or boss that is making less compensation than your subordinates.  As you may know, the DOT hired MEO's one and two's that are making more than some of the Teamsters already on the job.  Please contact this office immediately to discuss.
 
In Solidarity,
Brother 
George


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

COVID vaccine mandate - legal update

Memorandum and Order on Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We have received the following letter from our lawyer, Al Gordon:

As you know, we are still at the bargaining table with MassDOT on the COVID mandate and are still arguing to get the arbitrary October 17 deadline pushed off while we try to urge the Department to agree to a testing alternative or some other alternative for those members who choose not to vaccinate.  As you also know, the larger state-wide unions have a head start on their bargaining and thus also have a head start on legal proceedings both at the DLR and in the Courts.
 
The one Union furthest out ahead is the State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM), which has already filed charges at the DLR and filed for an injunction in the Superior Court.  I reviewed their filings, spoke with their counsel, and attended the Court hearings on Wednesday morning.  SPAM’s attorney argued the case forcefully and intelligently, but despite his strong efforts, the Court issued its ruling late yesterday (attached) denying SPAM’s request for an injunction.  While the Court didn’t accept the Commonwealth’s argument that the Court lacked jurisdiction, the Court ruled that SPAM failed to show irreparable harm and also that the granting of the injunction would be against the public interest.

News

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

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