Jan 29, 2016

Wage Equity Bump Goes Into Effect Today

NAGE state members who earn less than $56,666 a year are getting an extra bump in their paychecks on January 29 because of a provision NAGE negotiated in the last contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 
“We believed very strongly that the members at the lower end of the pay scale deserved a better wage,” said NAGE National President David J. Holway. “Our state presidents worked very hard to negotiate raises that included a $1,700 floor to improve the economic future for those members.”
 
In October 2015, members received a 3% raise, the second such raise of the latest contract NAGE negotiated with the Commonwealth (members received the first 3% raise in January).
 
When NAGE negotiated those raises, leaders were concerned that employees on the middle and lower parts of the pay schedule wouldn’t benefit as much; since raises are calculated on base pay, raises for lower-paid employees are automatically lower than those for higher-paid employees. The result is the targeted bump for certain members in Units 1 and 3 in the January 29 paycheck.
 
Here’s how the provision works:
 
If your annual salary is $50,000, you will get an increase of $200 annually or $7.69 per pay period
If your annual salary is $45,000, you will get an increase of $350 annually or $13.46 per pay period
If your annual salary is $40,000, you will get an increase of $500 annually or $19.23 per pay period
If your annual salary is $35,000, you will get an increase of $650 per year or $25.00 per pay period
If your annual salary is $30,000, you will get an increase of $800 per year or $30.77 per pay period
 
(Salaries falling between those figures will be adjusted proportionately.)  
This isn’t the end of the good financial news, either—all NAGE state members will receive an additional 3% raise in July 2016.
 
Sincerely,

John Mann
Local 292 President
 
Theresa McGoldrick
Local 207 President
 
Greg Sorozan
Local 282 President
 
Steven Douglas
Local 308 President

Leo Monroe
Local 219 President 

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