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United Parcel ServiceUPS AND UPS FREIGHT TEAMSTERS AT LOCAL 633 SAY NO CONCESSIONS
At successive contract meeting held yesterday, New Hampshire Teamsters voted unanimously to reject agreements negotiated by the International. Principal Officer Jeffrey Padellaro and Business Agent Kevin Foley met with UPS and UPS Freight workers on Sunday, August 26, 2018, to discuss the current tentative agreement on the table. After an informative … Continue reading →
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Local 633 SnapshotsVIRTUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DECEMBER 6, 2020 AT 10:00 a.m.
The General Membership Meeting scheduled for this Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., will be held virtually on GoToWebinar. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution in light of the rising nuber of COVID-19 cases in NH. The Christmas raffle will be held this Spring when … Continue reading →General Membership Meeting Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday’s General Membership Meeting will be held outdoors in the parking lot of the Union Hall at 10:00 a.m.. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic; the Governor’s Executive Orders regulating group gatherings, and for your safety and well-being, we will be following the social distancing protocols and the wearing of … Continue reading →Senator Shaheen meets with Unions to Discuss Labor Issues
Principal Officer Jeffrey Padellaro requested that President Kevin Foley and Local 633’s Political Consultant and Lobbyist, Dennis Caza, attend a meeting with Senator Jeanne Shaheen where many issues concerning our members were discussed. Topics discussed included the Butch Lewis Act of 2019, which has been referred to the Committee on … Continue reading →
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After months of negotiations, mediation and fact-finding the Teamsters and the state have a tentative agreement in place. The hard working correctional officer and corporals have been mailed a copy of the tentative agreement along with a ballot to cast their vote. Principal Officer Jeffrey Padellaro advocated relentlessly for the men and women the Teamsters represent at the state’s correctional facilities. The critical staff shortages and unsustainable mandatory overtime needed to be acknowledged in this agreement as it had been in the last agreement. The negotiating team for the Teamsters, chaired by Jeff Padellaro, were successful in attaining and maintaining benefits that were not offered to other state employees.
Highlights of the tentative agreement include:
4% pay increase effective the first full pay period following the date of execution of this Agreement;
4% increase first full pay period immediately following January 1, 2021;
Increase in Longevity Pay;
Two Times the regular rate of compensation for any overtime in excess of 16 hours in any given work week.
We maintained the time worked definition so that our members DO NOT lose OT if they use sick leave.
This is just the highlights, the entire tentative agreement is included in this post along with the correspondence from Jeff Padellaro to the members. Jeff thanked the negotiating team of Frank Logan, Erik Turner, Tom Macholl, David Burris, Ryan Goulette and Joey Bachman for their time and effort in staying focused during the numerous long, contentious bargaining sessions. Jeff also thanked Business Agent Keith Judge for his unwavering support of this bargaining unit. The correspondence mailed to members is below.DOC824
By Kevin Landrigan
New Hampshire Union Leader
CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu and officials with Teamsters Local 633 announced Friday they’ve reached a tentative, two year contract for the state’s corrections officers.
Under the agreement, workers would get 4% pay increases, one next year and another in 2021 and it also addresses overtime, longevity, health care and other benefits.
It will cost the state $2.5 million and there is money set aside in the current state budget for collective bargaining agreements.
“I am pleased that we were able to come together and reach an agreement that both recognizes the tremendous work of our State employees and protects the interests of the State’s taxpayers,” said Sununu. “Both sides negotiated in good faith, and achieved a fair compromise that delivers a true win-win for the State and its hard working employees. This is truly the New Hampshire way, and I extend my sincere thanks to the Teamsters and the state employees they represent for their hard work in getting us to this point.”
The negotiating committee of the union unanimously approved the deal that still must be ratified by the rank and file.
“While this was a lengthy negotiation, I am pleased with the results. Our members will be voting on this contract in the very near future. I want to thank Governor Sununu for getting personally involved in these negotiations and for his support in reaching a compromise agreement,” said Jeff Padellaro, principal officer with the union.
The deal permits corrections officers getting double time for overtime in excess of 16 hours each week and increases longevity pay from $350 to $400.
Corrections Commissioner Helen Hanks said this agreement should help fill a chronic shortage of corrections officers throughout the system.
“New Hampshire’s corrections officers provide an invaluable service to the state of New Hampshire,” said Hanks. “Corrections officers in surrounding states and in federal facilities have historically earned higher wages comparatively, the result of which has been chronic shortages and vacancies. The benefits and wage increases included in this contract agreement will undoubtedly assist our recruiting and retention efforts.”
Sununu still has to resolve negotiations with three other unions that represent state workers.
The State Employees Association represents the lion’s share of workers throughout state government.
The New England Police Benevolent Association represents probation and parole officers along with Fish and Game Department union employees.
The New Hampshire Troopers Association represents state troopers.
- Letter to Membership
- Teamsters Tentative Agreement
- Factfinder’s Report
This is the report of the fact finder and the basis for his findings and recommendations. As you review this report please note that this report is NOT binding on either party. The report must remain confidential by law unless released by mutual agreement which is the case here. The final Memorandum of Agreement has not been completed, however, the agreement includes moving our members from the X208 Wage Schedule to the X416 Wage Schedule (Law Enforcement Employees). This is a wage increase of 9.1%. The Bonus Time has been replaced by an additional floating holiday which will benefit 68% of our members who receive no bonus days under the present system. The state did not agree to retro pay to any union.
This has been a long and grueling process. Jeff Padellaro stated, “It was a group effort that included selfless and dedicated members of the Department of Correction who not only worked the long hours at their respective assignments but took additional time away from their families to represent their brother and sister officers at the table. Our concerted efforts to push this matter to fact-finding was instrumental in getting this substantial wage increase on the table.” The Negotiating Team included officers Frank Logan, Annie Wrenn, Erik Turner, George Bigl and Tom Macholl along with Attorney Bill Cahill and Principal Officer Jeff Padellaro as the Chair.
Once we receive the final Memorandum of Agreement, the information will be forwarded to the membership for their vote.DOC255
Field Representative Keith Judge represents the Hopkinton School District Custodians. A grievance arose out of the hiring of a custodian who had previously worked as a casual/substitute custodian for several years. Upon hiring the part-time custodian to a full- time regular position, the Superintendent placed the member in the wage scale for Employees Hired after the Ratification of the present Agreement per Article 16.2, as opposed to the wage scale for Current Employees under Article 6.1. This placement resulted in a significant hourly wage difference with a loss of approximately $3.00 an hour. Field Representative Keith Judge correctly and competently grieved this issue via the CBA and the Superintendent continued to interpret the CBA in a manner that prejudiced our member. The grievance finally made it to the last step of the grievance procedure which is before the School Committee.
The Superintendent presented his case to the Board and, although extremely complimentary to our member’s work product, he adhered to his proposition that the former casual/substitute custodian was a “New Hire” under the CBA and was properly placed in the wage matrix. Field Representative Keith Judge and Attorney Bill Cahill presented our member’s case to the Board. The Board listened intently and asked probative questions. The parties made their closing statements and awaited the written decision of the Board.
Two weeks later, the Board’s written decision was issued. The Board held that our member was, in fact, an employee prior to the ratification of the new CBA and should be placed on the Wage Scale for Current Employees resulting in an award of a little over $2,100.00. Great work by Keith Judge with the support of Steward Joe Case.
Field Representative Keith Judge reports that the Keene State College Campus Safety personnel overwhelmingly voted to ratify the new three-year collective bargaining agreement. This is their second contract they have ratified since joining the Teamster family. Our members provide security for the 5,000 undergraduates attending Keene State College. Since becoming Teamsters, this group has enjoyed the benefits of bidding shifts by seniority, establishing a grievance procedure with due process, and wage increases. The negotiating team successfully negotiated a new Health Care Plan, wage increases, and strengthened protections against sub-contracting in the new collective bargaining agreement
Keith stated that the committee did an outstanding job throughout the process. Union Stewards Toni Taylor and Jessica Trombley lead the Committee along with Officers Michael Gomez and Shamari Kelly.
L to R: Chris Keating, Director AOC; Pat Ryan, Regional Director AOC; Steve Reynolds, CSO and Steward; Richard Laughton, Business Agent; the Honorable Linda Stewart Dalianis, Chief Justice NH Supreme Court; Lance Walton, Supervisor CSO and Steward; Jason Jordanhazy, Security Manager AOC; and Kim France, HR Director AOC.
State Court Security Officers attended a formal Contract signing with Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis on June 15, 2017. Business Agent Rick Laughton and the Court Security Officers negotiated a two- year agreement which included wage adjustments and pay raises for the next two years. The contract with the Administrative Office of the Courts also includes additional 4- and 5- day positions with state health care benefits. Equipment concerns raised by the membership, and negotiated by the Teamsters, resulted in an agreement for the AOC to upgrade flashlights, provide puncture- proof gloves, and issue uniform blazers to new hires. These 150 men and women provide security in the Courts throughout NH for the benefit not only of the public that utilizes the Courts but also the Staff that work within the Courts.
Teamsters Local 633 is proud to represent the men and women who serve the public every day. Our members are remarkable citizens who maintain the roadways, oversee water treatment facilities, answer 911 calls, provide essential services for our police departments, or work in our schools as custodians, directors, coordinators, principals and assistant principals. These men and women are responsible for the quiet, professional delivery of services that are essential to the successful operation of the governmental services we all rely on. Without their dedication and professionalism, our lives would be profoundly different.