"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
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!
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
Please take less than 2 minutes to help BMEA increase attendance at our quarterly meetings. We appreciate your time and look forward to your suggestions.
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
Mark your calendars, the date for the 2019 BMEA Children's Christmas Party is December 15th. Food, fun and games, presents and a visit from Santa! Stay tuned for more details..
In 1975, the Supreme Court ruled on a case NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc. which gave individuals the right to have union representation with them in investigatory interviews. Once an employee asks for a representative, the employer has three options; 1. Stop questioning until the representative arrives. 2. Call off the interview. 3. Tell the employee the interview … Continue reading Weingarten Rights & Card
Local, regional and national union News The Town of Barnstable has recently developed an Employee Handbook. “The contents of the Handbook and the policies and procedures described in it are presented as a matter of information and general guidance only.” Remember, most issues in the handbook are subject to bargaining. Check your contract to see … Continue reading In the News
Info for next meeting, agenda and location BMEA News… August 2019 QUARTERLY MEETING Tuesday – August 27, 2019 4:45 pm Senior Center, Hyannis TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION Contract NegotiationsWebsite Usage Discussion Visit the new and improved BMEA Website for current news, upcoming meetings, annual membership meetings, and upcoming events! The current contract expires on June 30, … Continue reading Quarterly Meeting