Local Union News

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

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

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