COVID-19

BMEA Members we understand this is a difficult time for all. Please communicate any questions/concerns you have regarding Town Manager Directives to your Steward or BMEA President. We are here to help and will reach out to management to answer any and all of your questions. FROM TOWN MANAGER To my fellow employees, I hope this … Continue reading COVID-19

BMEA Quarterly Newsletter | February 2020

February 2020 Newsletter The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the opinion of BMEA’s Board of Directors or the membership and are offered as an informational vehicle only.  QUARTERLY MEETING  Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 4:45 pm Barnstable Adult Community Center, Hyannis Quarterly Meeting Agenda Proposed budgetVote on logoNegotiations committee updateAvailable spots for … Continue reading BMEA Quarterly Newsletter | February 2020

BMEA Quarterly Meeting

Join your fellow union members at the BMEA Quarterly meeting, February 13, 2020 at 4:45PM at the Barnstable Adult community Center, 825 Falmouth Road, Hyannis, MA 02601. AGENDA: Election OfficersProposed BudgetVote on LogoNegotiations Committee UpdateAvailable Openings for Stewards and Committees

BMEA is seeking nominations for the following officers:

Elections for officers will take place in February.  Now is the time to get involved in your union! We are seeking nominations for the following officers: PresidentVice PresidentTreasurerSecretary If you are interested in running for any of the positions above or would like to nominate someone, please contact Samantha LeDuc (862-4662) or Jen Engelsen (508) … Continue reading BMEA is seeking nominations for the following officers:

New law changes workplace rules for public employers and unions

"The law addresses the “free-rider” issue of non-union members gaining representation benefits from their union without paying agency fees by allowing unions to charge nonmembers for the reasonable costs and fees, including arbitrator fees and related attorney’s fees, for grievance or arbitration procedures arising under a collective bargaining agreement. This includes the payment of anticipated … Continue reading New law changes workplace rules for public employers and unions

The Annual BMEA Children’s Christmas Party on December 15, 2019!

We will, once again, be gathering at the Cape Codder Hotel with breakfast beginning at 10:00am.  Afterwards, for those who wish, spend the afternoon at the Indoor Water Park and Wave Pool.  I will have the wristbands available during breakfast for the “older children” that want to go directly to the pool. BMEA members and … Continue reading The Annual BMEA Children’s Christmas Party on December 15, 2019!

Union president says Plymouth endangered workers

PLYMOUTH – COBRA Union President Dale Webber says he’s incensed that Public Works employees were sent to the North Plymouth Fire Station Monday, Nov. 18, to pull out a wall in the basement in the advance of the town receiving test results that indicated the presence of asbestos in the building. Town Manager Melissa Arrighi … Continue reading Union president says Plymouth endangered workers

Baker vetoes Janus bill allowing unions to charge nonmembers

The bill was a response to the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision last summer that barred unions from charging nonmembers agency fees. The court ruling undercut a key source of financing for public-sector unions, and the AFL-CIO and other labor leaders have been pressuring the Legislature for over a year to come to their … Continue reading Baker vetoes Janus bill allowing unions to charge nonmembers