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26th International Convention - San Francisco, CA (1984)

Bill of Rights for Correctional Employees

Resolution No. 30
26th International Convention
June 18-22, 1984
San Francisco, CA


The objective of our criminal justice system is to ensure the preservation of a just and orderly society; and


AFSCME represents over 40,000 employees who work in prisons and other penal institutions as well as other related support programs across the country; and


Corrections, parole, and probation officers staff some of the most critical positions within this complex criminal justice system; and


These employees are exposed to a variety of hazardous situations such as overcrowded facilities, reduced staff-to-inmate ratios, and physical attacks by inmates which create unusually high levels of stress; they most often work without adequate recognition, without adequate compensation, without sufficient training, and without a voice in the decision-making process which directly affects their quality of life.


That in recognition of the vital role that corrections parole and probation personnel play in maintaining the stability of our society, AFSCME locals and councils continue to negotiate on behalf of these employees the following rights:


Lacy Scott, President/Delegate, Local 3188
Renee Gaudino, President/Delegate, Local 3183
Luis Arellano, Delegate, Council 97
Phoenix, Arizona