You have arrived at BMEA's official website. The Barnstable Municipal Employees Association has been serving its members faithfully for 38 years and is proud to provide you with help and guidance throughout your working career. This site is meant to educate you on your rights and allow you easy access to resources, people, and events going on within our organization. We're here when you need us...happy browsing.

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Weingarten Rights & Card


The Town of Barnstable has recently developed an Employee Handbook. “The contents of the Handbook and the policies and procedures described in it are presented as a matter of information and general guidance only.” Remember, most issues in the handbook are subject to bargaining. Check your contract to see if it applies to you or ask a Steward.

BMEA Officers

BMEA strives to protect the rights of its workers.       We are here to insure fair treatment and consideration for our members in all labor related matters.

Welcome to the BMEA

About Us

Barnstable Municipal Employees Association

Robin Anderson

Vice President:
Trisha Otto
508-790-6345 x102

Kevin Friel

Pamela Swider-Cohen

Past President:
Carol Puckett

Membership Clerk:
Debbie Lavoie


In 1975, the Supreme Court ruled on a case NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc. which gave individuals the right to have union representation with them in investigatory interviews. Once an employee asks for a representative, the employer has three options; 1. Stop questioning until the representative arrives. 2. Call off the interview. 3. Tell the employee the interview will be called off unless the employee voluntarily gives up his/her rights to a union representative. We advise the employee to refuse this option.

BMEA Agreement (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020)

BMEA General Information

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