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from the DYS Workers of AFSCME 1368 Greetings from the Massachusetts Dept of Youth Workers, AFSCME Local 1368. If you are a member, please note that you will need to be logged in, to view much of the information that you are looking for. As always, please feel free to contact us with your questions! Paul Faria, President AFSCME Local 1368

Welcome to AFSCME Local 1368

Welcome to the web site for AFSCME Local 1368, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services Employees. Most of the content on this website is only visible once you are logged in, so please be sure to register here to receive our updates. Be sure to take some time and go through the entire site, as you will find a great amount of information. Be sure to send your comments and suggestions directly to me. Thank you.

In Solidarity,
Paul Faria, President

ASFCME 1368 News

  • Nominations/Elections UPDATE

    Nominations for all postions within the Local were held on October 1st, 2018 as was laid out in the mailer you received. All positions had individuals nominated and none of the positions had more than one nomination. Therefore no elections are necessary and as in accordance with AFSCME Elections code the following nominees are considered elected:

    • President - Daniel Morse (Hadley Assessment)
    • Vice President - Francisco Ojeda (Leahy Control)
    • Secretary Treasurer - Eric Pimentel (Suffolk County Detention)
    • Recording Secretary - Julie Berube Eaton (Central Transportation)
    • Sergeant-at-Arms - Christopher Duquette (Sharpe Transition)
    • Southeast Executive Board - Clinton Silva (Goss Treatment)
    • Northeast Executive Board - Angel Heredia (Northeast Transportation)
    • Western Executive Board - James Collins (Westfield Detention)
    • Metro Executive Board - Brian Carroll (Metro Transportation)
    • Central Executive Board - Susan Smith (Pellitier Assessment)
    • Trustee (2 Year Term) - Sonya Tarver
    • Trustee (1 Year Term) - Cecelia Crawford

    Congratulations to those who have been elected and let's keep this Union moving forward over the next 2 years as we have over the last 2.

    In Solidarity,

    Daniel Morse

    President

  • NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

    ***NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS***

    Nominations will be held on October 1st, 2018 at the Union Hall (84 Broadway, 3rd Floor Taunton, MA) from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM for the following positions:

    PRESIDENT - 2 YEAR TERM                                                  VICE PRESIDENT - 2 YEAR TERM

    SECRETARY TREASURER - 2 YEAR TERM                              RECORDING SECRETARY - 2 YEAR TERM

    SERGEANT-AT-ARMS - 2 YEAR TERM

    CENTRAL REGION EXECUTIVE BOARD - 2 YEAR TERM          WESTERN REGION EXECUTIVE BOARD - 2 YEAR TERM

    NORTHEAST REGION EXECUTIVE BOARD - 2 YEAR TERM      SOUTHEAST REGION EXECUTIVE BOARD - 2 YEAR TERM

    METRO REGION EXECUTIVE BOARD - 2 YEAR TERM

    TRUSTEE - 2 YEAR TERM                                                      TRUSTEE - 1 YEAR TERM

    To be nominated and elected you must be a member in good standing. You do not have to be present for your nomination and are only required to opt out of nomination.

    Should elections be needed, they will be done by mail. Ballots will be mailed out on on or about October 5th, 2018 and must be received on or before October 29th, 2018 in order to be counted.

  • Benchmark hit!! Another Retro 1%!

    Good news!! 

    State revenues for the fiscal year that ended June 30th have exceeded the benchmark agreed to in our state contract.  That means all workers covered under our state alliance contract will receive an additional 1% pay increase retroactive to July 1, 2017!  This additional 1% increase will be provided on top of the other pay increases negotiated in our contract.  The pay raise It also applies to our members working in Suffolk County Corrections. Congratulations to our members on this well-deserved increase! 

  • Youth Detention Workplace Violence

    Attached you will find a fact sheet on this subject we hope you can contract your steward to provide information with incidents of staff violence, local 1368 has incident reports to document issues and concerns. 

     There are links to OSHA guidance in the document, We hope you can share important experiences, especially regarding activities to meet the challenges presented by short-staffing and workplace violence....

  • Pay Raises

    You should see a raise in your pay check this week as well as a years worth of retro from July 2017. Your next raise is early July as well so you should be seeing that second paycheck of July. Additionally there is a comp day for being essential personnel in your paycheck to use, this expires end of each year and you get a new one. We will keep you informed on the tax revenue numbers but they look good. If we hit those numbers, you will get an additional 1% raise with retro back to July 2017. 

    With the upgrades last year the GWIIs and IIIs will be getting step raises this month if you’re not maxed out. Any questions reach out to President Morse dmorse1368@gmail.com or your local steward.

  • Contract Funded!!

    A message from Jim Durkin in regards to your contract:

    The supplemental budget containing the funding for the Unit 2 State Contract was passed by both branches of the legislature yesterday and has been signed into law by the governor.  As we were hoping, the house and senate set aside their differences in their versions of the spending bill and passed the items that both sides supported, including our contract funding.  Both branches attached what is referred to as an emergency preamble to the bill, which means it became law immediately after it was signed by the governor as opposed to the standard 90 day waiting period. 

     

    Jim 

     

     

    Jim Durkin

    Director of Legislation, Political Action

    and Communications

    AFSCME Council 93

  • INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

    ATTENTION AFSCME LOCAL 1368 MEMBERSHIP!!

    Nominations to attend the International Convention which will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from July 15th - July 21st, 2018 will be held on April 9th, 2018 at our Union Hall Located at 84 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02780 from 9am-1pm. Anyone wishing to attend as a delegate must be nominated during this time and be a member in good standing of AFSCME Local 1368.

    Should Elections be necessary to elect delegates: Elections for International Convention Delegates will be held on April 19th, 2018 at our Union Hall Located at 84 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02780 from 9am - 1pm.

  • Contract Ratified!!

    Congratulations to everyone, the contract ratified by a margin of 85%

    Here are the official results of the ratification broken down by polling location:

    Berkshire Community College 13 Yes 4 No 17

    Western MA Hospital  101 Yes 24 No 125

    AFSCME Council 93 Western MA Office 83 Yes 15 No 98

    Templeton  49 Yes 2 No 51

    Holyoke Soldier’s Home  74 Yes 12 No 86

    WRCH 163 Yes 63 No 226

    Hogan Regional 91 Yes 8 No 99

    Framingham State Police HQ 27 Yes 4 No 31

    Tewksbury State Hospital  163 Yes 25 No 188

    Shattuck Hospital  119 Yes 35 No 154

    AFSCME Council 93 Boston Office 11 Yes 10 No 21

    Wrentham Developmental  261 Yes 17 No 278

    Taunton State Hospital  116 Yes 23 No 139

    Pocasset  18 Yes 5 No 23

    Corrigan Mental Health  21 Yes 2 No 23

    Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital 85 Yes 4 No 89

    Chelsea Soldier’s Home  68 Yes 6 No 74

    Total Yes 1463 Total No 259 Total ballots 1722

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