*NEW* NAGE Unit 6 1-Year Successor Agreement MOU 2023-2024
*NEW* Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective January 2024
*NEW* Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective July 2023
*NEW* TPL Salary Chart Effective January 2024
*NEW* TPL Salary Chart Effective July 2023

NAGE Unit 6 Collective Bargaining Agreement, 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2023
Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective 2020, 2021, and 2022
2017-2020 CBA, Unit 6
 Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective July 2019

Jun 11, 2021

MA Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill

The following memo was distributed to all Agency heads last week, regarding the Massachusetts Emergency Paid Sick Leave bill. The bill was signed into law and provides, in-part:
  • the equivalent of 5 days of paid time off to full-time employees (capped at a total of $850.00) for certain COVID-related absences from work;
  • notice requirements for employees seeking to use Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (MEPSL); and 
  • documentation requirements for employers seeking reimbursement of amounts paid under MEPSL. 

The full-text PDF of the memo can be found HERE

March 23, 2020

In accordance with Governor Baker’s restrictions on public gatherings, GIC's nine Benefit Fair events scheduled between Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 27 are canceled.
Please note that GIC will extend the deadline for Annual Enrollment from Friday, May 1 to Monday, June 1, 2020 in order to alleviate some of the processing limitations that may arise from staffing capacity.
Open Enrollment materials will be shared with you as they become available.
In the meantime, please visit GIC’s website to view all the available resources the GIC has to offer members and public employees in response to COVID-19:


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


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


Jan 06, 2020

2020 Training and Career Ladder Courses

The 2020 Training and Career Ladder courses are now available!  The full list of courses can be found on PACE in the Course Catalog.  Search "TCL - NAGE" for a comprehensive list. 

You will be able to enroll directly through the course catalog. 

Below is a sample of the courses available to NAGE members:

For first-time users of PACE:

1. Login through the PACE website: https://www.pace.state.ma.us 
2. Your Login ID is your employee ID number
    Your password is your last name exactly as it appears on your pay stub, case-sensitive and including suffixes: jr., sr., etc. 
3. Click submit
    *The first time you login, you will be required to change your password.  

 The Fall 2019 semester is coming to an end.  Don’t forget to submit your claim for the Educational Assistance Program $500.00 reimbursement.  March 31,2020 is the submission deadline for Fall 2019 semester.
  • How Do I Apply for Reimbursement?
At the end of the semester the member must submit a completed application along with a grade report that supplies proof of the passing of the course and proof of payment.
  • Who Is Eligible to Participate?
All active members of NAGE Bargaining Unit One, Three and Six who have completed six months of employment are eligible to participate.  The benefit is limited to one reimbursement per member per academic year.  The student can be the member, the member’s eligible spouse or eligible dependent.
  • What Is the Maximum Reimbursable Amount?
The maximum reimbursement is $500.00 per member per academic year.  You can submit for either the fall or spring semester.
  • How Will the Benefit Work?
The member and eligible family members must determine who is applying for the reimbursement in any academic year (one reimbursement per member/academic year).
Reimbursement will be issued twice per year - in April for the Fall semester and August for the Spring semester or depending on date of the completed course.
  • Download the Educational Assistance Program claim form below.
If you have any questions or require any additional information, contact the NAGE Fund Office at 1-800-641-0700 or email fundoffice@nage.org

Educational Assistance Program Brochure
Educational Assistance Program Application

LinkedIn Learning is LIVE!
Click here for the LinkedIn Learning Website
NAGE members have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, an on-demand library of high-quality instructional videos covering a vast range of business, software and creative skills.  NAGE has negotiated for several thousand additional LinkedIn learning licenses to become available to NAGE members, and those licenses are available now!  

NAGE negotiates for these 5,000+ training classes each year so that our members have more opportunities to acquire new skills and advance their knowledge.  We recommend you check out the courses available and sign up today! As you may remember, Lynda.com was upgraded to the LinkedIn Learning platform in January 2019.  

You can request a log-in by sending an email to  CareerLadderProgram@mass.gov, letting them know that you are a NAGE member and would like to register for a LinkedIn Learning account.  *If you have previously used Lynda.com and have an account, you can activate LinkedIn Learning by following the steps found below.  
How to convert Lynda.com account to LinkedIn Learning


New Contract Available for Unit 6

Please use the link below to access the 2017-2020 contract for Units 6 (no MassDOT). 
Your Union Benefits

In addition to regular salary increases and step increases, NAGE provides you with benefits such as:

- Union Plus
- Dependent Care
- Scholarships
- Dental
- Optical

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.

Click here to learn more about your benefits.

Unit 6 Contract Information

Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective July 10, 2016
Unit 6 Contract Effective July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017Unit 6 Successor Agreement Effective July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017 Unit 6 Successor Agreement Effective July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014

Unit 6 Contract, Effective July 1, 2009-June 30, 2012
Unit 6 Code of Conduct
GPS Side Letter

Unit 6 Salary Charts

Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective first pay period July 2018
Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective first pay period July 2016
Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective first pay period January 2016
Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective first pay period October 2015
Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective first pay period January 2015 Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective first pay period January 2014
Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective first pay period July 2013
Unit 6 Salary Chart Effective first pay period January 2013

Unit 6 Locals
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NAGE HEADQUARTERS 159 Burgin Parkway
Quincy, MA 02169
Main Phone: (617)376-0220
Main Fax: (617)984-5695
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