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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 

 

AFSCME and Dr. King

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AFSCME and Dr. King

After escape, DYS updates security

DYS state fatalities that cost millions to build stand nearly empty and yet private providers running programs in out dated old buildings that weren't built to be securing people as lock up facilities being used.

A teenager who escaped from a youth detention facility and then allegedly killed a 66-year-old man in Fall River in November had been able to slip out of state custody because a door had no alarm and workers lost track of him, according to a report released Friday.

Department Disciplining Staff for Face Book

Hello All,

 

It has come to my attention that the Department is disciplining staff for face book post,

Specifically the post I personally made on my personal face book page, last March and where someone either commented or hit likes.

For a little back ground on this, I and others were then bought before a DYS  investigation some months ago in or around April were as it was clear to me the department was not justify to have the need of investigation never mind anyone being disciplined. I nor did anyone else violated a department policy, 

Department Disciplining Staff for Face Book

Hello All,

 

It has come to my attention that the Department is disciplining staff for face book post,

Specifically the post I personally made on my personal face book page, last March and where someone either commented or hit likes.

For a little back ground on this, I and others were then bought before a DYS  investigation some months ago in or around April were as it was clear to me the department was not justify to have the need of investigation never mind anyone being disciplined. I nor did anyone else violated a department policy, 

AFSCME Council 93 22nd Biennial Convention - Nominations/Elections

Attention All Members:

The 22nd Biennial Convention will commence on November 5th and end on November 8th 2015, unless the business of the convention should end sooner.

Nominations: will be held on October 2nd, 2015 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at the Local Union Hall (84 Broadway 3rd Fl. Taunton, MA 02780).

AFSCME Council 93 The Beacon

Support Client and Worker Safety in the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and Vote for H.111

Please sign this Change.org petition and ask the Mass General Court to take the first step in ensuring the safety of clients and employees of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services which is the juvenile justice agency for the commonwealth.

The petition urges Massachusetts state legislators to support H.111 which would create a special commission tasked with studying the issue of client and staff safety in DYS facilities recommending necessary changes to the administration.

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