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Local 749's Fall Juvenile Detention Newsletter is out. Read All About It! 

Applications are now being accepted for the Local 749 Scholarship.  You must be a dependent of a current Local 749 AFSCME dues-paying member in good standing.

Congratualtions to Sister Ana Lindley who was elected Local 749 Vice-President in June 2023 in Special election, per the Local 749 Constitution, to fill a vacancy. As Vice-President, she is an automatic delegate to the State and International conventions. Ana Was elected as the regional vice president on November 2, 2021. Prior to that Ana was a trustee from July 2020 - November 2, 2021. Ana is a Court Interpreter II.

Sisters and Brothers,

Local 749 is announcing a dues increase for members of 90 cents a pay period. Bringing to total dues to 23.54 per pay period in January 2023. The Dues increase is dictated by A.F.S.C.M.E International and Council 4 Constitution. 


All Judicial Branch employees who have worked at 587 Middle Turnpike East Manchester:

Please be advised that the Co-Tenant (Pheonix Laboratories)has been cited by OSHA for exposure to Carcinogens.

If you or know someone who has worked at this location since 1996, they should Contact their Union representative for additional information and updates.               

Your next step should be to Fill out a 30C workers Compensation claim.

Initial remote work applications will be made available for Judicial employees on June 10, 2022, and the time period through June 24, 2022 shall be used to process applications and take related measures to implement the program. Applications will continue to be available for employees on an ongoing basis.

The Union has teamed up with Lake Compounce and Quassy to bring you discounted summer fun!


Tickets are only $34.99 for our members.  These tickets are valid for any one operating day during the 2022 summer season.  Children 3 and under are always free.  

In person, use promocode 20220017, or purchase tickets online at:

We are pleased to inform everyone that the Tenative Agreement was passed!  Please check back here for an update on when you can expect to receive your payments.

Previous Article:

The Ratification of the Tentative Agreements for the Judicial Branch and Public Defenders and the Division of Criminal Justice Has Passed. The Final Tally of Votes:

Judicial Branch and Public Defenders:

579 Accept the Tentative Agreement      2  Reject the Tentative Agreement     99.7 Approval

Division of Criminal Justice:

Here are some of our more recent and key Memorandums of Agreement, Memorandums of Understanding, and Stipulated Agreements.  Click on the each one to review.

Remote Work Agreement - 6/2/2022

Supervisory & Lead IAR Voluntary Holiday Pay - 5/13/2022

The January 26, 2022 trustee elections resulted in all three terms being filled.   At a specal call meeting, the following Members were nominated and elected:

* Andrew Samsel for the 3-year term

* Rich Gaudiosi  for the 2-yearterm

* Bryan DiDonato for the 1-year term

All three members ran unopposed. Congratulations to the newly elected.  They will receive training from Council 4 and will continue to audit the Local per the constitution.

The Executive Board truly appreciates members stepping up to various positions.  Thank you!