The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the MWRA and NAGE Local R1-168 is now available. 
Please click HERE to view.  

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


February 12, 2020

Dear Union Brothers and Sisters:

We are union members providing water and wastewater services to the public. With that comes a responsibility as a public servant. While in uniform you are the face of the MWRA. We are extremely visible on the roadways, in the streets, and at the water and wastewater stations in the neighborhoods. Its important to follow the MWRA Code of Conduct at all times while on the job and in uniform.     


Your Local 168 Executive Board 

September 24, 2019
Election Results 

Thank you to all who participated in the MWRA Local 168 Executive Board Election.  The results are below

President: Dennis R. Normant
Executive Vice President: Sean McGonagle
Treasurer: Robert Ellis
Recording Secretary: Todd DeCost
Eastern Regional Vice President: Paul Arena
Central Regional Vice President: Paul Hynes
Western Regional Vice President: Tie vote between Bob BonFiglio and Edward Pollock.  
A tie-breaker election will occur, details to follow. 

Congratualtions to the new Executive Board of MWRA Local 168!

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.



Local 168 Executive Board
Dennis R. Normant
617-233-4446 (cell)
617-305-5820 (work)
Sean McGonagle
Executive Vice President
Todd DeCost
Recording Secretary
Bob Ellis
Paul C. Arena
Eastern Regional
Vice President
Paul Hynes
Central Regional
Vice President
Robert BonFiglio
Western Regional
Vice President

The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America. - John F. Kennedy
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