The OPEIU Local 6 and Massachusetts Trial Court Health & Welfare Fund is having open enrollment from October 15, 2018 through November 30, 2018. Click here for the Open Enrollment Letter, the open enrollment forms and Option 1 and Option 2 Dental Plan information.
During open enrollment, you can change your dental-plan option or make changes within your dental plan. During open enrollment you can also make other changes to your plan as a result of marriage, divorce, or death; giving birth to, or adopting a child; or other qualifying events. All changes and additions will become effective on January 1, 2019.
The Negotiating Team and the Leadership of OPEIU Local 6 are pleased to report that the members of our Union voted to ratify a new three-year contract with the Trial Court. The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for both the Professional and Clerical contracts along with a request for appropriation to fund the contracts will be sent to the Governor within the next week. The Governor has forty-five days to send the MOAs to the legislature for appropriation. We will keep informed during this process.
Each year, the Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO awards at least six $500 college scholarships to high school seniors who are children of members of unions like ours that are affiliated with the Central Labor Council. For Local 6 union members who are continuing their education; there are two $500 scholarships available. Check out the scholarship instructions and applications below!
The 2018 OPEIU Scholarships applications are now available. OPEIU Scholarships are another great benefit for OPEIU members and their families. Also just announced is the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council 2018 Scholarships.
Sisters & Brothers:
The Greater Boston Labor Council’s (GBLC) Futures Committee has scheduled its 7th Annual Young Worker Conference. It will be held at the SEIU1199 union hall, 108 Myrtle St. Quincy from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
The GBLC Futures Committee is comprised of young workers (35 and under) who believe that they have a right to determine the future of their work, their city and their lives. Their mission is to build a young worker movement for social and economic justice.