Wyatt Detention Facility Employees Vote to Join Rhode Island Council 94, AFSCME, AFL-CIO  


North Providence– Rhode Island Council 94, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO announced that the Wyatt Detention Facility Employees voted in a secret ballot election to join Council 94. The election was ordered and supervised by the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board. The ballots were tabulated/results announced on March 1, 2023.


J. Michael Downey, President of Council 94, explained, “Council 94 is excited to welcome 35 Wyatt Detention Facility employees as our newest members. These new members will join the Medical Staff already represented by Council 94.”


John Burns, Organizer/Senior Staff Representative, stated, “Wyatt Detention Facility’s Information Technology, Maintenance, Counselors and other various positions have now joined a strong, democratic union that will help make their voice heard in the workplace.” 


Council 94 represents over 4,000 state employees, 4,000 municipal employees, 300 private sector employees and 2,500 retirees.