State COVID-19 UpdateAdministration and Press Response to Request to Close RMVs
As you know, we have written to the Governor numerous times, urging the closure of all RMV branches during the COVID-19 crisis. When the administration did not respond to our letters, we turned to the press to expose the dangers of continuing to leave RMV branches open. You can find NAGE's press release HERE. The Boston Globe has written in support of our mission, you can read the article HERE.
We finally received a response from the Governor and Secretary Pollack, which you can find HERE. We continue to disagree with the administration, and demand full closure of all RMV branches, as many other states across the nation have done. We will proceed with notifying the RMV/MassDOT multiple times a day of the frequent violations of their co-called plan. Our fight to keep our members healthy and safe is not over, and will remain a top priority.
We will keep you updated as any further information becomes available.
April 8, 2020
Third Request to Governor Baker, Close the RMVs
March 27, 2020
Second Request to Governor Baker, Close the RMVs
We will keep you updated on any response that we receive.
March 26, 2020
Message to Baker, Close the RMVs
NAGE President David Holway has written to Governor Baker, requesting that he close all branches of the RMV. You can find the letter below, or view the PDF HERE.
March 23, 2020
NAGE has written to Governor Baker, expressing our concerns that many agencies are not following his directives to reduce the in-person workforce to comply with social distancing, and have failed to evaluate true core functions that are necessary during this pandemic. You can find the letter HERE.
Mar 18, 2020
COVID-19 Legislation for Front Line Workers
NAGE has written to Speaker DeLeo and Senate President Spilka, asking for their immediate support on two bills that would take great steps forward in protecting our front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Both letters can be found below.
We are encouraging NAGE members to call their State Representatives and their State Senators to encourage their immediate support for Senate Docket 2870, and Senate Docket 2865.
These vital pieces of legislation will give our front line workers some piece of mind while they are tackling this pandemic head on. We are asking our first responders to protect us. We need to make sure that we are protecting them.
The main number for the State House is (617) 722-2000
To find the names of your State Rep and Senator, please use the following link: www.wheredoivotema.com
New SJC OrderDear NAGE/Trial Court Member:
NAGE would like to thank the Trial Court Administration for working proactively to address NAGE's concerns for our Trial Court members during the COVID-19 health crisis. Please see the Supreme Judicial Court order and press release issued today regarding trial court business.
We will keep you posted on any further updates.
Press Release on SJC Order
SJC Order: limit in-person appearance
SJC Issues COVID-19 OrdersThe Supreme Judicial Court has released two orders pertaining to court functions in the face of COVID-19. Both orders can be found below:
Update: NAGE Responds to State of EmergencyGovernor Baker's press conference yesterday afternoonwriting to offer any assistance in the prevention efforts
NAGE requests alternatives for GIC Health FairsNAGE has written to the GIC, requesting alternative options for the Health Fairs scheduled in April 2020. We are looking for the GIC to provide our members with virtual options to learn more about the healthcare options available to them. You can find the letter to Commissioner Sullivan and Interim Director Matsumoto through the respective links.
NAGE offers Gov Baker coronavirus prevention assistance
NAGE offers Secretary Pollack coronavirus prevention assistanceHERE
NAGE Offers Admin Williams coronavirus prevention assistance
NAGE has written to TC Administrator Williams, offering any assistance possible in light of coronavirus worries in Massachusetts. The letter can be found HERE. Members should refer to any of the following sites for tips in preventing the spread of illness.