AFSCME Local 524


 Labor Management Meeting Minutes
AUGUST 29, 2016
Lackawanna County Human Services Director – William Browning
Lackawanna County Human Resources Director- Brian Loughney
AFSCME Local 524
Staff Representative- Matt Balas
President- Lou Strazzeri
Recording Secretary – Mary Rose Moran
Agenda = Please read on
OYFS Caseload/Vacancies/Staffing –
Director Browning informed caseload average 21. Discussed upcoming vacancies in agency for Emergency Service Caseworkers (2 positions), Caseworkers, Homemakers and Social Service Aides. As per Director, Caseworkers to be hired first.
Responding Day Policy –
Discussed current (temporary) policy. Addressed the result of response days as well as the in-day policies. President Strazzeri informed of the pros and cons as per reports of the workers. No changes to current policy discussed, follow- up to be on-going.
Transportation/Case Aide/Worker concerns –
Social Service Aides and workers that transport request consideration for case details regarding safety of the workers and the clients during transports/activities, case details and vehicles with cages. Director Browning to follow- up.
Transporting Drug Specimens –
Urine Screen protective containers needed for transporting drug screen specimens. Director Browning to follow - up.
Grievance Updates/Hearing
Grievance # Grievance regarding – Health Care Opt out
Grievance # Travel Expenses – AS per Human Resources Deputy Director Brian Loughney, the grievance is pending.
Deputy Director requested June, 2016 minutes be read, minutes reflect, Grievant entitled to reimbursement. Director Loughney agreed to follow – up.
Grievance # Union Business Leave –
Discussed Union leave for Union Officers, Stewards and Leaders. As per Staff representative, grievance to be moved to Step 3.

Meeting Dates
Labor Management Meeting TBA
Contract Bargaining Date - TBA

Fraternally Yours,

Mary Rose Moran
Recording Secretary - AFSCME Local 524


Members keep your eyes to safety...AED'S should be in plain sight!

Please report locations of AEDs.

We have not located any yet?

Stewards and members please look for AEDs and report to President when found.This concerns all workers.  




 AFSCME Local 524 Union Officers and Negotiation Committee Members.



Negotiation Committee - Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services / Childcare Information Services

Local 524 Contract Negotiation Committee Members @

AFSCME Staff Representative Matt

AFSCME  Dunmore Office- 570-800-551-5066


Meeting Dates - TBA 

Executive Board

President - Lou Strazzeri

Vice President - Jillian Dudeck-Peck

Chief Steward -Vacant

Recording Secretary- Mary Rose Moran

Treasurer -Joni Pearson

Mimi Smiley

Jane Leach


Maria Kovaleski

Nick Robinson

Ann Capone

Jerry Booth

Karen Grecco

Tom Faliski

Stacey Vogler-Musil

Job Titles represented in committee


Social Service Aides

Fiscal Tech

The opportunity to serve on this committee was as per sign up/union meeting attendance. 

Meetings TBA




 Current Contract end Date 12/31/16

Local 524 Stewardship

Keeping our children safe is job #1. Your free child ID kit should help your peace of mind.

Follow Us!

Sign Up
Remember me