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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”

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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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, 

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).

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