OPEIU Local 6 Joins Other Public Unions to File Legislation for a 7% Wage Increase!
As you know, Governor Baker has imposed artificially low economic parameters on the Commonwealth’s public employers, including the Trial Court. We don’t have to remind you that we received an average of 2% annual wages since 2017, the first year that Governor Baker got involved setting the economic parameters for negotiations. That is a 10.5% wage increase from 2017 until the present. Based on the data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Boston-Cambridge-Newton area increased from July 1st, 2016 to March 1st, 2022 by 18.984%.
A General Membership Meeting will take place at 140 Wood Road, Suite 304 in Braintree on Tuesday May 10 at 6 p.m. 140 Wood Road is the building next to where our office is located. You are welcome to park in either parking lot.
General Membership Meeting – March 8
A General Membership Meeting will take place at 140 Wood Road, Suite 304 in Braintree on Tuesday March 8 at 6 p.m. 140 Wood Road is the building next to where our office is located. You are welcome to park in either parking lot.
As we recently reported, Local 6 and the Trial Court have executed an agreement regarding the Trial Court’s Policy to Require Vaccine Reporting & Weekly Testing for Unvaccinated Staff. A copy of the Memorandum of Understanding, as well as the corresponding Appendix A, can be found under Trial Court Documents.
The next General Membership Meeting will take place on November 9 at 7 p.m. It will NOT be at our office. It will be at UWUA Local 369, 120 Bay State Drive, Braintree, MA 02184. Download the meeting notice for more details.
The OPEIU Local 6 and Massachusetts Trial Court & Welfare Fund is having an open enrollment period from October 18, 2021 through November 30, 2021. All changes and additions that you make will be effective on January 1, 2022.
For more information and the Enrollment/Change form, please click on the links below.
The Enrollment/Change form is also the same form to be used for those members who are enrolling in the plan. Questions on all dental/vision matters should be directed to the OPEIU Local 6 Trust Fund line at 781-843-3820.
Local 6 Open Enrollment 2021-2022
Delta Dental Enrollment/Change Form
Enrollment Summary – Option 1
Enrollment Summary – Option 2
6:00 p.m. at our Braintree office
Masks will be required.
Due to an abundance of caution as it relates to COVID-19, the scheduled General Membership meeting for 5/11/21 has been cancelled.
Please post that our General Membership meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 3/9/21, has been cancelled due to precautions as a result of the pandemic.
1. STATUS QUO UNTIL APRIL 5, 2021
In the interest of the safety of court staff, court users and the public, trial court departments shall maintain the current level of court business and Departmental Standing Orders shall remain status quo until April 5, 2021. Managers shall staff court offices in teams with a cap of no more than 50% of staff working in a court department or office at any time. In the event a court department or office within a court department is not able to conduct the business described in the Departmental Standing Order while maintaining the 50% staffing cap the manager of the court department shall contact the Chief Justice of the Department, the Commissioner of Probation, the Director of Security or Director of Facilities, as applicable, who may waive the 50% cap, if the situation warrants.