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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! Daniel Morse, 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

  • 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 Durkin

    Director of Legislation, Political Action

    and Communications

    AFSCME Council 93



    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

  • Contract Ratification Vote and Locations!


    Contract Ratification Voting Sites
    Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
    7 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise indicated

    AFSCME Council 93
    9th Floor Conference Room
    8 Beacon St, Boston

    AFSCME Council 93
    Western MA Office
    21 Wilbraham St, Bldg 51

    Berkshire Community College
    Room G9
    West St, Pittsfield

    Chelsea Soldiers Home
    Chelsea auditorium
    91 Crest Ave, Chelsea

    Corrigan Mental Health Center
    Steven’s Conference Room
    49 Hillside Street, Fall River
    (Please note 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

    Holyoke Soldiers Home
    Conference Room B
    110 Cherry St, Holyoke

    Pappas Rehab Hospital
    (Formerly Mass Hospital School)
    Fish Bowl
    3 Randolph St, Canton

    Massachusetts State Police
    General Headquarters
    470 Worcester Road,

    Hogan-Berry Regional Center
    Auditorium Area
    450 Maple St, Danvers

    Pocasset Mental Health Center
    Conference Room
    830 Country Road, Pocasset
    (Please note 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

    Shattuck Hospital
    Lobby Area
    170 Morton St, Jamaica Plain

    Taunton State Hospital
    Bove Auditorium, Chambers
    60 Hodges Ave. Ext, Taunton

    Templeton Developmental
    TCS Day Program Building
    Conference Room
    212 Freight Shed Road,

    Tewksbury Hospital
    C-1 Conference Room
    365 East St, Tewksbury

    Western MA Hospital
    South 1 Conference Room
    Westfield, MA

    Worcester Recovery Center &
    Hospital (WRCH)
    Lobby Area
    Hospital Drive, Worcester

    Wrentham Developmental
    Wrentham Auditorium
    Emerald St (Off Route 1A)

  • Final Tentative Agreement for Unit 2

    Hello Everyone,

    Attached is the fully integrated and executed tentative agreement.  Please feel free to review and share w members, we are now going to work on putting the summary sheet/flyer together so that it may be mailed out to the members.  This flyer will also include the voting date/times/locations as well as the Agency Fee notice that is required to be sent out as well.  

    As always, feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

    Paul Faria 

    AFSCME Council 93 Staff Repersatative 

  • Dues Increase

    The International has imposed a mandatory dues increase for the new year. Attached is the letter sent to local unions. It will be $.44 per payroll for a full time employee.