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Corona-virus Response Act / State creates sick time for core essential staff

To all unit 2 employees can get paid sick leave if needed for specific reasons related to COVID-19: those who are not classified as “emergency responders” can apply for up to 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave under FFCRA and those who are “emergency responders” will be granted up to ten free additional sick days paid at their full salary rate.

COVID-19 concerns

Hope to fine all safe and well during this time, please share and tell members sign up onto AFSMCE Council 93 Web-site for information able to write concerns and issue to the union. http://www.afscme93.org/ 

See the attachments of helpful information.

AFSCME COVID-19 Safety inside Facility

This sheet from AFSCME Safety specialist Keith Wrightson the focuses on correctional officers and staff inside a facility.

Helpful information

Establish a universal sick leave bank

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

During this difficult time,protecting our members at the worksite and in our communities.

To ensure our state members have the sick time they need, State Representative Jim O'Day, D-West Boylston and Senator Paul Feeney D-Walpole are filing legislation to establish a universal sick leave bank that any state employee could access should they need to take sick time due to the COVID-19 virus. No donations necessary.

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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....

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 

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.

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