The Massachusetts State Police Association (SPAM) was established in 1968 to represent all members of the Massachusetts State Police Federation and be an exclusive bargaining partner. The organization is made up of all soldiers and sergeants of the State Police. The Association represents its members in all procedures relating to wages, hours, productivity standards and conditions of employment and all other conditions of employment, as well as issues related to mutual assistance that spam troopers and sergeants make available to communities throughout the Commonwealth. Construction Industries of Rhode Island (Heavy-Highway Agreement) and The New England Regional Council of Carpenters (UBC), Local 94 (2001) Members of the Massachusetts State Police Association(Executive Board) oversee the implementation of the collective agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our board members scrupulously and carefully maintain oversight of strategic planning, long-term budgeting, financial interests and overall operations. Beginning in 1947, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) acted under the Mandate of the Taft-Hartley Act, also known as the Labor Management Relations Act, to request collective agreements and make them available in a publicly available file. In September 2007, responsibility for maintaining collective agreements and continuing to collect these agreements was formally transferred from the BLS to the EMPLOYment Standards Administration (ESA) Laboratory Management Standards (ESA) within the U.S. Department of Labor. This transfer was the result of Secretaries Regulation 4-2007, which appeared in the federal registry on May 8, 2007. Interim agreements negotiated for July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023, when they are funded by the legislature.
The rule provides that the State Staff Director establishes bargaining units for legitimate workers in broad occupational categories with a community of interest. There are currently 11 tariff units that can be collectively negotiated; 10 units, representing about 71% of the state-ranked workforce, are represented by exclusive representatives.