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11th Annual AFSCME Council 93 Memorial Scholarship Golf tournament

I am excited to announce the plans for this year’s AFSCME Council 93 Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament! 

As you may know, we are going into our 11th year. Last year, due largely in part to your generosity, we were able to raise over $36,000, which is the largest amount of money we have raised in a single year, since the scholarship golf tournament's inception 11 years ago.  

LOCAL 1368 NOTICE OF NOMINATION AND ELECTIONS

 Local 1368 Norminations for all officers will be held at our regular schedule Excutive E-Board meeting Thursday, September 15th 2015 Starting at 2pm 84 BROADWAY 3rd FL. TAUNTON MA.

Please see attach flyer for futher details.

Justice department ends prison privatization

have some great news to share with you today: The Department of Justice just announced it will end its use of private prisons after a critical report showed these for-profit facilities don’t provide the safety and rehabilitation our communities deserve.

Paul Sinkiewicz Legislative Sick Leave Bank

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

 

I am writing to you all to ask that you please help out a fellow union brother, co-worker and friend Paul Sinkiewicz.  The union especially AFSCME Council 93 Jim Dukin help facilitate a sick leave bank for Paul for those of you who do not know Paul he has worked at DYS for more than 20 years as a Group worker and currently a Transportation Officer  Just last year Paul brought his first home.

URGENT: Legislative Action Needed

Dear AFSCME Members:

Immediate action is needed by AFSCME state workers to stop a significant increase in GIC healthcare contribution rates and cuts to our sick leave benefits.  

Governor Baker has used his veto power to strike language in the FY2017 budget that maintains current contribution rates for all state employees.

Unless state legislators override this veto, all state workers will be paying 25% of GIC premium costs. 

Currently, workers hired prior to July 1, 2003 are paying 20% of premium costs. 

State has failed to honor our agreement

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

My apologies for being the bearer of bad news, but as you might have all expected, the State has failed to honor our agreement on the expenditure of the .25% for Fiscal Year 2016, which ended yesterday at 11:59 p.m.

We have filed the attached ULP against the State for bargaining in bad faith and repudiating the terms of our agreement, and hope to seek relief through the DLR. 

Notice of Proposed Amendments to DYS Regulations 109 CMR 3.00, 4.00, 8.00 and 10.00

Please be advised that the Department of Youth Services has filed the attached Notices of Proposed Amendments of Regulations and Opportunity For Public Comment regarding the following DYS Regulations:

109 CMR 3.00, “Access to All Records of Juveniles Committed to the Department of Youth Services”

109 CMR 4.00, “Classification of Juveniles Committed to the Department of Youth Services”

109 CMR 8.00, “The Granting and Revocation of Conditional Liberty for Juveniles Committed to the Department of Youth Services”

Gov. Charlie Baker: Cap sick leave on top earners, not rank and file

Unions on Wednesday began to push back against Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to cap public employee sick time, a bill that faces major hurdles to pass before the end of this year's legislative session.

"We believe the Baker administration should begin by focusing on the top earners in the administration before looking at the rank-and-file state employees," said Jim Durkin, director of legislation, political action and communications for AFSCME Council 93.

 

2016 Council 93 Memorial Scholarship Application and Criteria

Attached you will find the application and criteria for this year’s Council 93 Memorial Scholarship.  All applications and essays must be received by July 1, 2016.  This application is also available on our website at www.afscme93.org.    

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call Dianne Hurley at DHurley@AFSCME93.ORG - Office phone: 617-367-6015

Thank you.

Paul Faria 

 

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