OPEIU Local 6
October 15, 2014
Senate Passes Supplemental Budget Authorizing New Agreements
The Massachusetts Senate passed a supplemental budget yesterday containing language authorizing the new collective bargaining agreements between the Trial Court and OPEIU, Local 6, Units J6C and J6P; the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds and OPEIU, Local 6; the Hampden Registry of Deeds and OPEIU, Local 6 and the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds and OPEIU, Local 6. The language, which authorizes payment under each new contract, is required to comply with Mass. Gen. Laws chapter 150E, section 7.
As the Senate and House have passed supplemental budgets with slightly different language in sections unrelated to OPEIU’s contracts, they must reconcile those differences before the entire bill goes to the Governor’s desk. According to the State House News Service, Senate Ways and Means Chairman Stephen Brewer stated that “he expects to have a final bill on the Governor’s desk within the next eight or nine days”.
OPEIU would like to take this opportunity to thank Senate President Therese Murray and Senate Ways and Means Chairman Brewer as well as Minority Leader Bruce Tarr for their efforts on this matter.
We will keep you posted with further updates as the supplemental budget progresses.
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