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Dear OPEIU Local 6 Members,
We want to take this opportunity to remind you that the OPEIU Local 6 and Massachusetts Trial Court Health & Welfare Fund open enrollment is from October 15, 2018 through November 30, 2018.
During open enrollment, you can change your dental-plan option or make changes within your dental plan. Delta Dental provides two options. Option 1 (Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier) does not cover orthodontic work. Option 2 (Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier with orthodontic coverage) covers orthodontic work.
If your dentist does not participate in your plan-option, you will pay higher out-of-pocket costs. Therefore, make sure that your dentist is participating in your plan-option, and if not, you will need to select the correct plan or change dentists.
To see if your dentist is participating in either or both plan-options visit www.deltadentalma.com or call (800) 872-0500.
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. If you have any questions about this, please see your payroll clerk or call the OPEIU Local 6 Trust Fund Office.
Enrollment forms are also available on the union’s website at www.opeiulocal6.org.
These enrollment forms can be used for any changes you wish to make to your plan or to change your plan-option. To make any changes, complete the enrollment form and include any corresponding documents—such as a birth or marriage certificate or a divorce decree. In addition to your signature, your employer needs to sign the form.
Return the completed form and accompanying documents to your payroll clerk who will forward them to the OPEIU Local 6 Trust Fund Office.
The deadline for submitting completed forms to your payroll clerk is November 30, 2018.
If you are not making any changes to your plan, no action is necessary.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the OPEIU Local 6 Trust Fund Office at (781) 843-3820 or (800) 882-1462.
Please free to share this information with your coworkers.
Board of Trustees
OPEIU Local 6 and Massachusetts Trial Court Health & Welfare Fund
Governor Baker signed H 4930 – the legislation that contains funding for our ratified contracts with the Trial Court, Middlesex North, Middlesex South and Hampden County Registries of Deeds.
The Trial Court notified us that there has been a change from their original plan involving the implementation for our salary increases and retroactive pay which was dictated by the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology (MASSIT) and the Comptroller of the Commonwealth (CTR).
MASSIT and CTR informed the Trial Court that the plan is for salary increases and payment of retroactive pay for all agencies effected by the supplemental budget signed by Governor Baker 10/23/18 will be as follows:
- The salary increase will be processed during the pay period covering 11/12/18 – 11/23/18 and will be in the check issued on 11/30/18.
- The retroactive payment will be processed during the pay period covering 11/26/18 – 12/7/18 and will be in the check issued on 12/14/18. The check issued on 12/14/18 should include all retroactive pay due to you starting from the first full pay period of FY2018 (7/9/17) through to the end of the pay period before the salary increase is processed (11/10/18).
We anticipate no further changes in the plan to implement the salary increase and the retroactive pay. If there are, we will update you immediately.
The new salary chart is linked below.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact your business agent or the OPEIU Local 6 Union Office.
The next General Membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, 11/13/18 at 6 p.m. at our office at 150 Wood Rd, Suite 400, Braintree, MA 02184.
In accordance with Article VIII, Section 3 of the Constitution and By-Laws of OPEIU Local 6, nominations for the offices of President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Secretary-Treasurer, Trustee and Executive Board Member will be accepted from the floor of this meeting at the date, the time, and place indicated above. The term of office will run for three years beginning January 2019. Candidates elected as President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary and Secretary-Treasurer will also serve as delegates to the Office and Professional Employees International Union Convention which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in June 2019.
Nominations for a fifth delegate to the OPEIU convention will also be conducted at this meeting.
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 next General Membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, 9/11/18 at 6 p.m. at our office at 150 Wood Rd, Suite 400, Braintree, MA 02184.
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 General Membership meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
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.