Welcome to MAGE!
Together we can Achieve More!
Feel alone? As a MAGE member you are not alone! We need to stand together - stronger than ever before- and work to protect our rights. After all, no one else will! As long time MAGE members know, there is untold strength in numbers. In spite of past successes, our future effectiveness in these difficult times rests in your hands. Only through membership growth can MAGE continue to work and win on your behalf. With each new member, our voice gets stronger. And that has never been more important than today.
To sum it up, you need us and we need you, now more than ever before! Join your fellow non-exclusively represented employees in protecting our future. Together, we can achieve more!
Member Benefits & Application
MAGE- OPEIU Local 2002 members are represented by our professional labor relations staff, our legislative lobbyists, Capitol Services, and in Board approved litigation by Brandon Zuk, of the Fraser, Trebilcock firm. Members are afforded the opportunity to serve on the Board and MAGE Committees, and become directly involved with the day to day activities of MAGE.
The Membership Benefits Program provided directly by OPEIU to all active members of MAGE-OPEIU Local 2002 includes:
- Identity Theft Protection
- Nation Safe Driver Towing Benefit Card
- A $5,000 Life Insurance Benefit*
- A $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Benefit*
- A $500 Disability Benefit
- OPEIU Union Scholarships Union Plus Benefits - offers members a wide range of high quality benefits with great values in many areas, includingcredit card and mortgage services, legal services, auto purchases and rentals, travel and recreation and many more.
- MAGE Scholarships valued at $1,000 each (usually 2 or more awarded each year).
RETIREES - may join MAGE for $25 per year or for a $60 annual fee you can be an Enhanced Retiree Member
Enhanced Retiree Benefits include: $2,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy, Perkscard retail discount/towing/service calls per year up to $100 each. program, and the Health Service Discount Program
WAGES- COORDINATED COMPENSATION PANEL PROCEEDINGS UPDATE
Following discussions between the unions representing NEREs and the Office of the State Employer, the MAGE Executive Committee has voted to support the Administration’s recommendation for NEREs as laid out in the OSE’s filing today with the Coordinated Compensation Panel. Those recommendations are as follows:
- WAGES: In October 2012, 3% base pay increase, and a lump sum payment equating to another 2% (not rolled into base). October 2013, 1% base wage increase (unions will receive a 1% lump sum only). FY 2014-2015 negotiations will begin in the Fall of 2013.
- INSURANCES: 80/20 premium split- 85/15 HMOs (same as non-NERE).
- OVERTIME: Add Annual Leave (like current sick leave) as time not worked when calculating overtime .
The MAGE Executive Committee understands that this does not adequately address the inequity resulting from the 3% raise fiasco from 2010, and our lawsuit regarding that issue continues. Nevertheless, we believe it to be a good sign that the administration appears to recognize the problems that were created by the disparity in treatment of NEREs and has taken an initiative in addressing it. Click here to see the Pay Increase and Lump Sum payments by Employee Group.
We perceive this as partial correction of the disparity during a very difficult economic and political climate and you may be assured that MAGE will continue working hard to enlighten the Civil Service Commission regarding inequities for NEREs in the future.
Pictured are (L - R) John DeTizio, Michael Herendeen and Alan Quattrin, following the Coordinated Compensation Hearing.