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2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2021 MOSES Scholarship Winners
 
The 42nd Annual MOSES MEMORIAL Scholarship drawing was held at the MOSES office on September 16, 2021. The drawing was conducted by John Bardzik, Chairman of the Goodwill Committee and Patrick Russell, President of MOSES.
 
The Scholarships are worth $1000 each with one scholarship being $2000 in memory of former President Charles P. Wilson.
 
The following are the winners:
 
SCHOLARSHIP NAME and Winner
 
President Charles P. Wilson
Raphael Liautaud, son of Lyris Bauduy-Liautaud, MassDOT
 
Paul E Cantwell/Milton Dubinsky:
Laila Mostello Wetherbee, daughter of Carolyn Mostello , DFG
 
Edward G. ClancyJr./Theodore Palizzola Jr.
Brendan Sullivan, son of Amy Sullivan, DEP
 
Maurice A. Randall
Tara Guzman-Finn, daughter of Anne Margaret Finn, DEP
 
William Shipps
Adam Horwitz, son of Susan Figelman, DEP
 
Elizabeth Brown
Evan J. Smith, son of Terrance Smith, DFG
 
Earnest Burns
Alison Rabideau, daughter of Robert Rabideau, MWRA
 
Daniel Dalton
Hayden Siok, son of Brian C. Siok, MassDOT
 
William Dalton
Lindsay Dalton, daughter of James Dalton, Mass DOT
 
Robert H. Harper Sr.
Colin Hartnett, son of Michael Hartnett, MassDOT
 
Al Laing
Jessica Handy, daughter of Michael Lawler, DPH
 
Andrew(Jerry)Langone
Anna Coppelloti, daughter of Tracey Coppellotti, MassDOT
 
Paul Prentiss
William Peter Seweryn, for himself. DCR
 
Howard Bacon
Julianna Stanton, daughter of Mark Stanton, DPH
 
Robert A. Smith
Fin Grafe, son of Jerome Grafe, DEP
 
James Caldeira
Michael Budaj, son of Rebecca Faucher, DCR
 
Reginald Jacobs
Emily Cain, daughter of Lynn Cain, DEP
 
Patricia MacAskill
Kaitlyn Waring, daughter of Charma Waring, DPH
 
Paul McCorry
Samuel Gregory, son of Paul Gregory, DCR
 
John Grady
Ariel Blumkin, son of Eugene Blumkin, MRC
 
Mushtaque Mirza
Max Huang-Debow, son of Robert Huang, MWRA
 
William D. Vickers Jr.
Liam McGowan, son of Martin McGowan, MassDOT
 
Richard Green
Tyler Dalton, son of J Dalton, MassDOT
 
Donald Mello
Patricia Soltan, daughter of Jaroslaw Soltan, DFS
 
Carroll E. Bednarski
Katherine Ann Krikoris, daughter of Gregory Krikoris, MassDOT
 
Lillian Jirard
Anthony Miano, son of John Miano, DEP
 
Brian Cashman
Wade Woolley, son of Rebecca Buswell, DEP
 
Richard Levine
Matthew Cyr, for himself. DPU
 
 
Alternates:
 
1.Eli Gosselin-Smoske, son of Nadine Smoske, MWRA
 
2.Lucas Guzman-FInn, son of Anne Margaret Finn, DEP
 
3.Rose Szifullah, daughter of Pamela Haznar, MassDOT
 
Congratulations to all the winners !! 
 
 
Thanks to Janet Vitiello for doing all the work associated with this scholarship drawing.
 
We are having some technical difficulties uploading the video to the MOSES website. We will post it when they are resolved.

MOSES Members on the Frontlines

Along with the heroic work of our healthcare workers fighting the COVID pandemic are an army of professionals in the Department of Public Health (DPH) who are truly the unsung heroes in this war against the virus. Microbiologists, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, and chemists were all called to the frontline on day one to play a key role to combat this deadly disease. Now is the time to acknowledge these public servants fighting the coronavirus at the State Public Health Lab. Laboratory staff were the first to take over Covid testing from the CDC in early March.

Photo by qimono
Photo by qimono

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear MOSES represented employee,

On Tuesday, Governor Baker declared a "State of Emergency" in Massachusetts due to the extraordinary circumstances of the corona virus. He urged employees feeling sick with fever or flu-like symptoms not to come to work and encouraged high risk employees to talk with their supervisor to pursue alternative work assignments. He suggested employers and other large organizations to follow the state's example to limit or eliminate non-essential travel.

Instead of following the example that they suggested on Tuesday, the Baker administration has fallen behind the private sector. The private sector responded by sending sick and at-risk employees' home with paid leave, allowed large numbers of workers to work from home and relaxed policies for families whose children are home due to school closures.

MOSES has met with the Office of Employee Relations and has strongly recommended the following:

  1. The CDC recommends that employers develop flexible alternatives such as tele-commuting and flexible hours. Many agencies/departments have historically been resistant to such approaches. All agencies need to be mandated to implement telework and/or telecommuting whenever possible. All agencies that need equipment such as VPN should have them made available.

  2. All self-identified employees at high risk (chronically ill/auto-immune) along with all employees defined by the CDC as high risk should be allowed to telework and/or telecommute or be placed on paid administrative leave.

  3. Any whole or partial closing of any work location driven by concerns about the virus should be treated in the same manner that the state treats other kinds of emergencies such as snow or floods. Employees who are sent home or told not to report should receive their normal pay without any charge to leave time.

  4. Employees unable to fill out or submit their timecard will be presumed incapacitated by the illness and paid administrative leave until they can be contacted by their supervisor or manager.

  5. Provide MOSES with the agency and location of employees being quarantined. Affected locations should be closed, and all workers should be allowed to telework and/or telecommute or be placed on paid administrative leave.

  6. The CDC recommends that employers have leave policies that enable employees to take care of family members to a greater extent than normal. We ask that the employer waive the current limit for so-called "sick in family'' for the duration of the emergency.

  7. The CDC recommends that employers not require a healthcare provider note to justify an absence. The employer's current practice is in direct contravention of this recommendation. The employer should immediately discontinue this practice.

  8. The CDC recommends that employers implement aggressive cleaning programs. To date, we have seen little evidence that departments and agencies have implemented this recommendation. These cleaning programs should be implemented immediately and in a visible manner.

  9. Employees, who are the caregivers of children affected by school closings, shall be placed on paid administrative leave.

We will continue to advocate for our membership and ask that you contact your supervisors, managers and commissioners if any of the aforementioned items directly affects you.

Joe Dorant, President

Patrick Russell, Vice-President

MOSES UNIT E AND MASSDOT REACH CONTRACT AGREEMENT

March 8, 2019
 
Dear MOSES Represented Employee:
 
Late Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2019, your MOSES MassDOT Bargaining Committee reached a tentative Agreement with MassDOT, which covers the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. This proposed agreement is subject to ratification by the MassDOT Unit E employees and then subject to approval of the MassDOT Board of Directors.
 
The ratification vote will take place on Friday, March 29, 2019. The complete Memorandum of Understanding is attached and will be posted on the secure membership side of the MOSES website. Salary charts are also attached to this notice. The "Notice of Ratification” and informational sessions at MassDOT locations will be sent out in the near future. A summary of proposed changes and a complete copy of the MassDOT MOU will be included in the ratification package that will be mailed to you.
 
 
We are very proud of the work done by the collective bargaining team and thank them for their dedicated professionalism and endurance.
 
Thank you for your patience and please try to attend the informational sessions,
 
Joe Dorant, President
 
Patrick Russell, Vice President

2019 Scholarship Winners

2019 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING
All scholarships are $1,000.00 except for the Charles P. Wilson Scholarship that is $2,000.00.
 President Charles P. Wilson Scholarship
GABRIELLE L. MONFREDO, DAUGHTER OF MICHAEL MONFREDO, EOL
Paul E. Cantwell, Milton J. Dubinsky Scholarship
DANIELLE M. DRISCOLL, DAUGHTER OF MICHAEL J. DRISCOLL, DCR
Edward G. Clancy Jr., Theodore C. Palizzolo Jr Scholarship
ANNA FULLER, DAUGHTER OF KEVIN W. FULLER, DOT
Maurice A. Randall Scholarship
EMILY REDA, DAUGHTER OF MAISSOUN REDA, DEP
William Shipps Scholarship
HANNAH CAMERON, DAUGHTER OF DOUGLAS CAMERON, FWE
Elizabeth Brown Scholarship
JORDAN MOTLEY, DAUGHTER OF ANGELA MOTLEY, DPU
Earnest Burns Scholarship
MICAELA MOORE, DAUGHTER OF JAMIE MERRILL BLOOD,DCP
Daniel Dalton Scholarship
BRIAN J. HOYT, SON OF JAMES P. HOYT, DPU
William Dalton Scholarship
KENDALL GRUTTNER, DAUGHTER OF JAMES GRUTTNER, DOT
Robert H. Harper Sr. Scholarship
GABRIEL I. YITAYEW, SON OF MISRAK SULTAN, DOT
Al Laing Scholarship
KAINAT RAZA, DAUGHTER OF AMER RAZA, DOT
Andrew (Jerry)Langone Scholarship
ISABEL S. JOHNSON, DAUGHTER OF AMY STRATFORD, DEP
Paul Prentiss Scholarship
EMILY CAIN, DAUGHTER OF LYNN CAIN, DEP
Howard Bacon Scholarship
MICHAEL A. MONFREDO, SON OF MICHAEL MONFREDO, EOL
Robert A. Smith Scholarship
ALEXANDRA PINAUD, DAUGHTER OF LEONARD J. PINAUD, DEP
James S. Caldeira Scholarship
CAMERON MACAFEE, SON OF KYLE MACAFEE, DEP
 Reginald Jacobs Scholarship
JILLIAN CARR, SELF, JILLIAN CARR, FWE
Patricia MacAskill Scholarship
TIARA B. PERRY, DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH P. PERRY, DCR
Paul McCorry Scholarship
   NICOLE COLLINS, DAUGHTER OF LAWRENCE POULOS, DOT
John Grady Scholarship
ALEXANDRA WEBB, DAUGHTER OF ALAN WEBB, DOT
Mushtaque Mirza Scholarship
EVA DIBARA, DAUGHTER OF MICHAEL DIBARA, DEP
William Vickers, Jr Scholarship
SERENA HU, DAUGHTER OF WEI HU, DPH
Richard Green Scholarship
NICOLE MEDINA, SELF, NICOLE MEDINA, DPH
Donald W. Mello Scholarship
      CASSANDRA LUCCI, DAUGHTER OF ROBERT LUCCI, DEP
Carroll E. Bednarski Scholarship
JACQUELINE THOMPSON, DAUGHTER OF VALERIE A. THOMPSON, DEP
Lillian Jirard Scholarship
SAMUEL LAPUSATA, SON OF AMY LAPUSATA, DEP
Brian Cashman Scholarship
MICHAEL BELL, SON OF CHARLES E. BELL, FWE
Richard Levine Scholarship
ERIK NELSON, SON OF JOHN NELSON, MWRA
 
Scholarship Trust Award
ALEC SIOSE, SON OF MAURICE SIOSE, DOT
 
ALTERNATES (in order of precedence):
  1. JENNA COLORUSSO, DAUGHTER OF MARY DENNEHY COLORUSSO, DPH
  2. REBECCA COLLETTE, DAUGHTER OF PETER COLLETTE, DOT
  3. SUSAN BIRD, DAUGHTER OF JAMES BIRD, MWRA
  4. SAMUEL C. LAPUSATA, SON OF DAVID T. LAPUSATA, DEP
  5. EMILY CULLETT, DAUGHTER OF MICHAEL CULLETT, DOT
Congratulations to all the winners !! 

Winners will receive information by mail on how to claim their Scholarship Awards. 
 

2019 Scholarship Winners Announced


MOSES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS for 2019
 
2019 ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING
All scholarships are $1,000.00 except for the Charles P. Wilson Scholarship that is $2,000.00.
 President Charles P. Wilson Scholarship
GABRIELLE L. MONFREDO, DAUGHTER OF MICHAEL MONFREDO, EOL
Paul E. Cantwell, Milton J. Dubinsky Scholarship
DANIELLE M. DRISCOLL, DAUGHTER OF MICHAEL J. DRISCOLL, DCR
Edward G. Clancy Jr., Theodore C. Palizzolo Jr Scholarship
ANNA FULLER, DAUGHTER OF KEVIN W. FULLER, DOT
Maurice A. Randall Scholarship
EMILY REDA, DAUGHTER OF MAISSOUN REDA, DEP
William Shipps Scholarship
HANNAH CAMERON, DAUGHTER OF DOUGLAS CAMERON, FWE
Elizabeth Brown Scholarship
JORDAN MOTLEY, DAUGHTER OF ANGELA MOTLEY, DPU
Earnest Burns Scholarship
MICAELA MOORE, DAUGHTER OF JAMIE MERRILL BLOOD,DCP
Daniel Dalton Scholarship
BRIAN J. HOYT, SON OF JAMES P. HOYT, DPU
William Dalton Scholarship
KENDALL GRUTTNER, DAUGHTER OF JAMES GRUTTNER, DOT
Robert H. Harper Sr. Scholarship
GABRIEL I. YITAYEW, SON OF MISRAK SULTAN, DOT
Al Laing Scholarship
KAINAT RAZA, DAUGHTER OF AMER RAZA, DOT
Andrew (Jerry)Langone Scholarship
ISABEL S. JOHNSON, DAUGHTER OF AMY STRATFORD, DEP
Paul Prentiss Scholarship
EMILY CAIN, DAUGHTER OF LYNN CAIN, DEP
Howard Bacon Scholarship
MICHAEL A. MONFREDO, SON OF MICHAEL MONFREDO, EOL
Robert A. Smith Scholarship
ALEXANDRA PINAUD, DAUGHTER OF LEONARD J. PINAUD, DEP
James S. Caldeira Scholarship
CAMERON MACAFEE, SON OF KYLE MACAFEE, DEP
 Reginald Jacobs Scholarship
JILLIAN CARR, SELF, JILLIAN CARR, FWE
Patricia MacAskill Scholarship
TIARA B. PERRY, DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH P. PERRY, DCR
Paul McCorry Scholarship
   NICOLE COLLINS, DAUGHTER OF LAWRENCE POULOS, DOT
John Grady Scholarship
ALEXANDRA WEBB, DAUGHTER OF ALAN WEBB, DOT
Mushtaque Mirza Scholarship
EVA DIBARA, DAUGHTER OF MICHAEL DIBARA, DEP
William Vickers, Jr Scholarship
SERENA HU, DAUGHTER OF WEI HU, DPH
Richard Green Scholarship
NICOLE MEDINA, SELF, NICOLE MEDINA, DPH
Donald W. Mello Scholarship
      CASSANDRA LUCCI, DAUGHTER OF ROBERT LUCCI, DEP
Carroll E. Bednarski Scholarship
JACQUELINE THOMPSON, DAUGHTER OF VALERIE A. THOMPSON, DEP
Lillian Jirard Scholarship
SAMUEL LAPUSATA, SON OF AMY LAPUSATA, DEP
Brian Cashman Scholarship
MICHAEL BELL, SON OF CHARLES E. BELL, FWE
Richard Levine Scholarship
ERIK NELSON, SON OF JOHN NELSON, MWRA
 
Scholarship Trust Award
ALEC SIOSE, SON OF MAURICE SIOSE, DOT
 
ALTERNATES (in order of precedence):
  1. JENNA COLORUSSO, DAUGHTER OF MARY DENNEHY COLORUSSO, DPH
  2. REBECCA COLLETTE, DAUGHTER OF PETER COLLETTE, DOT
  3. SUSAN BIRD, DAUGHTER OF JAMES BIRD, MWRA
  4. SAMUEL C. LAPUSATA, SON OF DAVID T. LAPUSATA, DEP
  5. EMILY CULLETT, DAUGHTER OF MICHAEL CULLETT, DOT
Congratulations to all the winners !! 

Winners will receive information by mail on how to claim their Scholarship Awards. 
 
 

MOSES SIGNS SUCESSOR AGREEMENT WITH COMMONWEALTH

Ratification Vote set for Wednesday June 6, 2018 (Contract vote was 843 accept; 33 reject; 3 challenge ballots)

This does not include members from MassDOT and MWRA!

On Tuesday evening, May 22, 2018, your MOSES Collective Bargaining Committee reached a tentative Agreement with the Commonwealth, which covers the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. This proposed agreement is subject to ratification by Commonwealth Unit 9 employees and the funding is then subject to approval of the Massachusetts Legislature.

2014 Scholarship Winners

John Bardzik and Kathy Flannery of the Goodwill Committee, conducted the 34th annual scholarship drawing at the September 9, 2014 General Membership meeting @ Wachusett Mountain. Click here for a list.

2013 Scholarship Winners

John Bardzik and Pat Russell the Goodwill Committee announced the winners of the 33rd annual scholarship drawing at September 10, 2013's General Membership Meeting.  Click here for a list.

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