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Message From the President

Military Leave

As many of you know, there has been an issue for some time now with the law that governs paid time off for armed forces related leave and maintaining seniority and the accrual of paid sick, personal and vacation time during such leave. 

The current law states that paid leave would be provided “not exceeding 34 days in any state fiscal year and not exceeding 17 days in any federal fiscal year.”

The good news is you don’t have to spend any time trying to figure out what the above language means because we were able to fix it and expand the benefit. 

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....

New Resource For Workplace Harrassment and/or Violence

Investigations COE Communications

 

 

To:          All <enter Secretariat/Agency name> Phase I Employees

CC:         Agency Head and/or Secretary

From:    Ron Arigo

Date:     2/6/19

Re:         ANNOUNCEMENT: New Investigations Center of Expertise

 

Contract Negotiations...?!?

It's hard to believe after our raise we just received but we will be entering into contract talks with the Commonwealth soon enough. Stewards will be coming around with contract surveys and we need YOUR HELP in molding the parameters for the next contract. If we all respond then together our voices will be heard. I (President Morse) will let you know when these are available and once they are I can email them to you for you to fill out as well.
 

Vote!!! Choose Your Boss!!!

Vote!Make your voice heard!! Choose your Boss!!! This election decides who we negotiate with next time!! Is the Charlie Baker minimum enough for you? If not vote Jay Gonzalez for Governor!!!!

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:

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. 

Contract Funded!!

A message from Jim Durkin in regards to your contract:

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

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