600 MASSDOT employees will have reclassification pay calculated manually and hopefully AFSCME 2948 DOT employees will paid by the end of January 2021.
The contract for AFSCME Local 2948 Unit 2 MassDOT has been fully executed and signed by all parties involved as of February 4th, 2020. AFSCME and MassDOT management are currently working on getting the contract funded ASAP. It is difficult to estimate times because most of it is out of our control and with A&F and the Legislature. MassDOT can say that HR has already created salary charts, job codes spreadsheets they will need for the reclassifications.
There have been many questions regarding the funding timeline of the contract and Local 2948 has reached out to MassDOT management for clarification. MassDOT's answers are below.
Q. Will the Local 2948 MassDOT Unit B CBA be funded?
A. The CBA increases would be in the next supplemental budget legislation.
Q. When will the Local 2948 MassDOT Unit B CBA be funded?
A. We have no idea when that will be. It is currently with the Executive Office for Administration & Finance.
Q. When will the retro on the COLAs get paid out or how long after funding would this likely take place?
A. Once the increases are funded we will work with the Comptroller’s Office to get them into HR/CMS, it will depend what other projects they have on their schedule. MassDOT has things ready to go on our end.
Q. When will the reclassification retro get paid out?
A. Once the CBA increases are done we will schedule the retroactive increases, and then work on the reclassifications.
Local 2948 will continue to communicate with our members when we receive updated information regarding funding of the contract.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Staff Representative Ashley Peel firstname.lastname@example.org or any Executive board member for an update.
American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employess Local 2948, P O Box 672, So Carver MA 02366.