OPEIU Local 6

News Flash
July 25, 2014

OPEIU LOCAL 6 MEMBERS

ONE WEEK TILL RETRO!

We have received official confirmation:

The Trial Court will pay the final payment of the three retro payments owed to all active employees this month.

You will see this payment on August 1, 2014.

Please note that this retro payment will be smaller because of the offset in the previous fiscal years.

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OPEIU Local 6

News Flash
June 17, 2014

Announcement!

Local 6 members ratify new contract

The members of OPEIU Local 6 have voted in favor of the agreement reached with the Trial Court a new three-year agreement from July 1, 2014 to June 17, 2017. Ratification votes were held across the state in Woburn, Northampton, Westborough, and Quincy.

Highlights of the new contract include:

  • 9-percent increase in all steps over three years as follows: 1.5% in July 2014, 1.5% in January 2015, 1.5% in July 2015, 1.5 % in January 2016, 1.5% in July 2016, and 1.5% in January 2017.
  • Establishment of a review committee to work on a Classification Improvement Plan to evaluate positions, duties, classifications, and pay scales.
  • Right to use vacation days in half-hour increments.
  • An additional vacation day or extra day’s pay for employees who use 3 or fewer sick-leave days in a year.
  • Increase in shift differential from $0.75 to $1.00.
  • Joint Labor Management Committee for Court Interpreters

The Trial Court will be forwarding this contract to the Governor shortly, for submission to the legislature for funding.

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OPEIU Local 6

News Flash
June 10, 2014

Correction on Ratification Notice

Please note that the name of the hotel at the WOBURN location should have read:

CROWNE PLAZA

BOSTON- WOBURN

15 MIDDLESEX CANAL PARK

WOBURN, MA 01801

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OPEIU Local 6

News Flash
May 2, 2014

General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 is our next regularly scheduled General Membership Meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the OPEIU Local 6 office, 77 Parkingway, Quincy, MA.

From Metro West: Take I-95 S / RT-128 S. At the Braintree split, take the ramp toward Braintree / Providence, R.I. Merge onto US-1 N. Take the Rte.-3 S exit- (Exit 7) toward Cape Cod. Take the Washington Street exit- (Exit 19) – toward T Station / Quincy Center. Turn slight left to take the ramp toward T Station / Quincy Center. Merge onto Burgin Parkway/ Thomas S. Burgin Parkway. Turn slight right onto Granite Street. PARKING WAY is the street immediately on your right.

From the South: Take Rte. 3 North. Take Exit 19 toward T Station/Quincy Center. Merge onto Burgin Parkway/ Thomas S. Burgin Parkway. Turn slight right onto Granite Street. PARKING WAY is the street immediately on your right.

From the North: Take 93 South. Merge onto MA- Rte. 3 South. Take the Washington Street Exit (Exit 19) – toward Quincy/Adams/Train Station/Braintree. Merge onto Burgin Parkway/ Thomas S. Burgin Parkway. Turn slight right onto Granite Street. PARKING WAY is the street immediately on your right.

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OPEIU Local 6

News Flash
April 22, 2014

Negotiations Update: Negotiations commence Thursday, April 24, 2014. We are pleased to announce the following members have been selected for the Trial Court Negotiating Committee:

Antero Amado                                   Custodian (New Bedford)

Robin Bates                                        Law Library (Essex Superior Court)

Tom Carter                                         Appeals Court (Staff Attorney)

Claudia Dutra                                     Interpreting Services

Arthur Fenno                                      Research Attorney (Superior Court)

Philip Lang                                          ELMO Program

Michelle Latimer                                Juvenile Court (Berkshire)

Meredith Marcoux                             Franklin-Hampshire Juvenile Court

Charles Luongo                                  Malden District Court

Kathleen Mitchell                              Eastern Hampshire District Court

Patti Pelletier                                      Probation Department (Dedham District Court)

Debbie Puopolo                                  Probation Department (Quincy District Court)

Diane Peterson                                   Superior Court Department (Norfolk)

Sharon Shosey                                    Fitchburg District Court

Wally Skinner                                     Community Corrections

Shawn Wright                                     Community Corrections

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In Memoriam

With deep sorrow we announce the passing of Lawrence Mahoney, the father of OPEIU Secretary-Treasurer and Local 6 President Mary Mahoney and Louise Mahoney, the administrative assistant to Local 6 and the Dental Trust. Mr. Mahoney was a retired Somerville firefighter.

Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home , 855 Broadway (Powder House Square), Somerville, Tuesday morning, March 18, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. Calling Hours, Monday, March 17, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Out of respect for his memory and their loss our offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

OPEIU Local 6

News Flash
March 3, 2014

General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 is our next regularly scheduled General Membership Meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the OPEIU Local 6 office, 77 Parkingway, Quincy, MA.

From Metro West: Take I-95 S / RT-128 S. At the Braintree split, take the ramp toward Braintree / Providence, R.I. Merge onto US-1 N. Take the Rte.-3 S exit- (Exit 7) toward Cape Cod. Take the Washington Street exit- (Exit 19) – toward T Station / Quincy Center. Turn slight left to take the ramp toward T Station / Quincy Center. Merge onto Burgin Parkway/ Thomas S. Burgin Parkway. Turn slight right onto Granite Street. PARKING WAY is the street immediately on your right.

From the South: Take Rte. 3 North. Take Exit 19 toward T Station/Quincy Center. Merge onto Burgin Parkway/ Thomas S. Burgin Parkway. Turn slight right onto Granite Street. PARKING WAY is the street immediately on your right.

From the North: Take 93 South. Merge onto MA- Rte. 3 South. Take the Washington Street Exit (Exit 19) – toward Quincy/Adams/Train Station/Braintree. Merge onto Burgin Parkway/ Thomas S. Burgin Parkway. Turn slight right onto Granite Street. PARKING WAY is the street immediately on your right.

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OPEIU Local 6

News Flash
January 21, 2014

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

TONIGHT’S DEMANDS AND PROPOSALS MEETING IN WORCESTER CANCELLED

Trial Court Demands and Proposals Meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm tonight at the Hilton Garden Inn is cancelled due to the forecast of a winter weather storm.

Local 6 will notify you of the rescheduled date.

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