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Inside AFSCME 1368

Member and Organizational News from inside AFSCME 1368, THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH WORKERS

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”

AFSCME and Dr. King

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AFSCME and Dr. King

Preventing the Spread of Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases in Facilities

Preventing the Spread of Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases in Correctional Facilities

Introduction

Corrections officers are exposed to a variety of infectious diseases. Those raising the most concerns are bloodborne pathogens, which includes Ebola, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureous (MRSA) and Tuberculosis. 

New Year update

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

On behalf of the AFSCME Local 1368 Executive Board, I would like to wish you a happy holiday season, and hope the New Year to come will be one of good health and prosperity.

Local 1368 Executive Board Election Results

AFSCME Local 1368

Department of Youth Services Employees Union

Report of the Elections Committee

ELECTIONS

***ELECTIONS***

You will all be receiving a ballot(s) in the mail some time in the next day or two. You will notice there is only one or two ballots to vote for, depending on where you work, this is because the following officers were nominated and unopposed. Therefore the follow positions were elected through acclamation and will serve a 2 year term:

President: Dan Morse

Vice-President: Grace Velasquez

Secretary-Treasurer: Daniele Rose

Sargent-at-Arms: Chris Duquette

Western Region Executive Board: Richard Harrigan

PEOPLE Jackets

Dear Council 93 staff,

It has become apparent that many of the members who have signed up as PEOPLE MVPs, (contributing at least $100/year), have not received their PEOPLE jackets. In an effort to streamline the process of sending them their jackets, we have created a Google form so that I may track who I have shipped jackets to. Please direct your members to:

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