With several departments notifying their employees of the ability of a four day workweek, we wish to highlight that pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement between SENA 9158 and the City of Boston all 4 day work week requests can be rescinded either by the City of Boston and/or the individual SENA member with a fourteen day advance notification. This proviso is stated on the submission sheet and no reason has to be provided for rescission by either party.
On March 1,2015 longtime Staff Representative and current Assistant District Director Al Polk announced his retirement from the USW. While Al served the USW since the days it was referred to as the USWA and since our inception, he was more of a "friend" to our local. So it was with mixed emotions that we greeted this announcement. But on behalf of the entire membership, we wish Al a long, happy and healthy retirement.
I am pleased to inform all SENA members that at the membership meeting of March 13, all Officers and Stewards were nominated for election and went without opposition. This achievement is recognition of the commitment and dedication these men and women have shown to the membership over the past three years. They have provided all with a means of communication and to fulfill my promise that all SENA members would be provided the best representation of any union. On behalf of all Officers
In conjunction with the Walsh Administration I am pleased to announce that all public sector employee unions within the City of Boston have unanimously agreed to a new health care plan. This successor agreement becomes effective on July 1, 2015 and remains in effect until June 30, 2020.
In part, the agreement calls for a one-time $5.00 increase in co-payments in FY2015, and 0.5% premium increase in FY 15, 16, & 17 with no further increases in 2018 & 2019. Whereas most city and towns within the Commonwealth are on the
On Friday evening October 17, SENA held its 28th annual retirement party at Florian Hall in Dorchester. A crowd of over 300 members celebrated a number of retired employees along with enjoying some great food and entertainment.
At the start of the festivities, members in attendance were surprised honored by the fact that Mayor Marty Walsh not only stopped to extend his best wishes, but actually addressed the membership. We are hopeful that our working relationship with this administration will only strengthen in the future.
On behalf of the Executive Board, our Officers and Stewards and the entire membership we thank the Mayor for appearing and wish the retiring members of SENA 9158 a long, happy and healthy retirement.