The new contract, valid July 2018 - June 2020 is here! Please click below
UMASS Local 300 Contract
If you are interested in joining the union, please contact National Representative Tom Flynn at email@example.com
Mar 3, 2020GIC Healthcare FY21 Premiums AnnouncedOn February 27, 2020, the GIC Commissioners voted to approve the FY21 Health Insurance Premium Rates. Bobbi Kaplan, Executive Vice-President of Local 207 and Vice Chair of the Group Insurance Commission strongly advocated against the rise in premiums. She argued the unfairness of raising premiums more than twice what our members receive annually in salary increases but was unable to succeed in changing the minds of her fellow commissioners. The motion to increase premiums was approved by a majority of the commissioners who do not represent labor interests, though Kaplan maintained her strong vote against.
Kaplan said “The increase is just another pay cut for our members who are left further and further behind every year. We intend to fight for raises at the bargaining table that are equal to the value our members bring to the citizens of the Commonwealth every day.”
Please review the increases which become effective July 1, 2020 and attend the Health Fairs to ask questions of your current carriers. If you wish to change carriers, you must make that decision during open enrollment April 6th – May 1st. Please find all documents and link to the Health Fair schedule below.
FY21 Health Insurance Premium Rates
FY21 Full Cost Monthly Premiums and Percent Increases
GIC Health Fair Schedule 2020
Mar 02, 2020
GIC Health Fairs and Open Enrollment 2020
GIC open enrollment is just around the corner, beginning April 6, 2020 until May 1, 2020. The GIC Health Fair Schedule can be found below. For more information, you can visit the GIC website HERE.
Completed forms must be returned to your GIC Coordinator no later than Friday, May 1st if you intend to change insurance carriers.
Feb 29, 2020
NAGE offers Gov Baker coronavirus prevention assistance
NAGE has written to Governor Baker, offering any assistance possible in light of coronavirus worries in Massachusetts. The letter can be found below or HERE. Members should refer to any of the following sites for tips in preventing the spread of illness.
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
Your Union Benefits
In addition to regular salary increases and step increases, NAGE provides you with benefits such as:
- Union Plus
- Dependent Care
Did you know Union Plus gets you and your family special discounts, rates, and savings? Just as unions provide strength in the workplace, Union Plus provides strength in the marketplace.