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Citizens for Limited Taxation

Department of Public Works Unions
There are two unions involved here.

Public Employee Local Union 1116, Administrative Unit Employees

This one, strangely enough, comes with twelve ( 12 ) pages of salary tables!

Public Employees Local Union 1156

This one comes with five ( 5 ) pages of salary tables.
There are also two pages of certification reimbursements.
Each little certificate acquired rewards its holder an annual stipend between $100 and $800. See table below.

Large number of little perks that really add up. I've highlighted the more unusual ones in red

Public Employee Local Union 1116, Administrative Unit Employees

This one, strangely enough, comes with twelve ( 12 ) pages of salary tables!

Article IV

Employees may choose to not be in the union.

Article VI

No strikes or lockouts

Article VII

All employees, whether union members or not, are required to pay union dues.

Article VIII

Seniority begins after a six month probationary waiting period.

Article IX

Bulletining/filing positions, seniority rules on openings and promotions.
The six month probation may be extended for another six months.

Article XI

Section 1 11 holidays
Section 3
Day before Xmas is a holiday with pay.
Pay is 2.5 times normal if you work that day.

Article XII

Annual clothing allowance of $460 annually

Article XIII

Vacation, 3-5 weeks depending on longevity.
Unused vacation may be converted to sick time

Article XV

Work day 0700-1500, half hour for lunch.

Article XVII

Overtime, superintendents/operation managers receive an annual stipend *$5,250 in 2006) in lieu of overtime.

Article XXI

Bereavement leave, 3 days with pay for immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, child, grandparents of employee and spouse)
Proof of death may be requested.

Article XXII

Sick leave 1.25 days per month
May be used to care for wife/children
Two sick days given if no sick time used.
On retirement, unused sick time goes to sick leave bank.
No sick leave is wasted. It's all used. It's not sick leave.

Article XXV

Fifteen minute break for each four hours work period
Imperical evidence shows a fifteen minute break every hour.

Article XXVII

One personal day per fiscal year

Article XXIX

Sick leave bank

Section 1:
Each new employee contributes 2 days to the sick leave bank.

Article XXX

Longevity pay
Years Served 10 15 20 25 30 35
Amount $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $500

Salary table

Twelve pages of salary tables (for an administrative staff?).

Public Employees Local Union 1156

This one comes with five ( 5 ) pages of salary tables.
There are also two pages of certification reimbursements.
Each little certificate acquired rewards its holder an annual stipend between $100 and $800.

Article VI

No strike/no lockout

Article VII

All employees (including non-members) contribute to union dues whether they are members or not.

Article VIII

Seniority rules on layoffs and recalls

Article IX

Seniority rules on new positions

Article XI

11 holidays, day before Xmas is a holiday with pay.
Pay is 2.5 times normal if you work that day.

Article XII

Annual clothing allowance of $600

Article XIII

Three to five weeks of vacation depending on longevity

Article XV

Workday is 0700-1500, 1/2 hour lunch
A police officer shall be on duty where the safety of employees requires a police officer

Article XVI

Working supervisors get $700 annually.

Article XVII

Overtime, $70/week for wearing a beeper

Article XXI

Bereavement leave

Three days for member of immediate family: spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, child, grandchild, grandparents of employee/spouse, step children, step parents
One day for relatives living in household, and aunts/uncles of employee/spouse.
Proof of death may be required

Article XXII

Sick leave, 1.25 days per month
May be used for spouse/child care (up to 3 days).
Five days sick leave accrued if none used

Article XXIV

All new employees shall be required to reside within 12 miles of Framingham

Article XXV

Fifteen minute break every four hours of work
Imperical evidence shows a fifteen minute break every hour.

$150 per year for tools

Article XXVIII

One personal day off per year

Article XXX

Sick leave bank
Section 1: each new employee contributes 2 days
Section 3: up to 60 days/year can be drawn by an individual

Article XXXI

Sick leave buy back
Upon retirement/death, buy back one day for every five days over 100 days accumulated

Article XXXII

Longevity pay

Years Served 10 15 20 25 30
Amount $200 $250 $300 $350 $400

Certification Costs

Here's an example of hemorraging money thru small benefits.

Any large beast can be killed with enough pin pricks.

Certification Amount Reimbursed
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Hoisting License Class 2A $200
Hoisting License Class 1B $300
Hoisting License Class 1A $500
Commercial Driver's License - Tanker Endorsement $150
Commercial Driver's License - Hazmat Endorsement $150
Commercial Driver's License - Class A Operator's License $300
Construction Supervisor's License $500
Master Plumber's Liense $800
Journeyman Plumber's License $500
Master Electrican's License $500
Journeyman Electrican License $500
Commercial Pesticide Applicator's License $300
Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Certification $500
Certified Landscape Professional MCLP $500
Certified Arborist MAA $750
Certified Horticulturist $750
Landscape Architect $800
Drinking Water System Distribution Grade 1D $150
Drinking Water System Distribution Grade 2D $300
Drinking Water System Distribution Grade 3D $450
Drinking Water System Distribution Grade 4D $600
Drinking Water System Treatment Grade 1T $150
Drinking Water System Treatment Grade 2T $300
Drinking Water System Treatment Grade 3T $450
Drinking Water System Treatment Grade 4T $600
Backflow and Cross Connection Tester DEP $250
Backflow and Cross Connection Surveyor DEP $400
Wastewater Collection Systems NWEA Grade I $150
Wastewater Collection Systems NWEA Grade II $300
Wastewater Collection Systems NWEA Grade III $450
Wastewater Collection Systems NWEA Grade IV $600
IMSA - International Municipal Signal Association
Workzone Traffic Control IMSA $250
Signs and Markings IMSA Level I $200
Signs and Markings IMSA Level II $400
Signs and Markings IMSA Level III $600
National Institute of Automotive Excellence
ASE Automobile and Light Truck
Engine Repair ASE A1 $100
Automatic Transmission - Transaxle ASE A2 $100
Manual Drive Train and Axels A3 $100
Suspension and Steering ASE A4 $100
Braking Systems ASE A5 $100
Electrical & Electronic Systems ASE A6 $100
Heating and Air Conditioning ASE A7 $100
Engine Performance ASE A8 $100
National Institute of Automotive Excellence
ASE Medium and Heavy trucks
Diesel Engines $100
Drive Train & Axels $100
Braking Systems $100
Suspensions and Steering $100
Electrical and Electronic Systems $100
HVAC Systems $100
Preventive Maintenance Inspection $100
American National Standards Institute
Vertical Welding $250
Horizontal Welding $250
Overhead Welding $250

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