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Labor Day Celebration in Chicago

September 2nd, 2015 | Posted by admin in Events | Holidays | Solidarity - (0 Comments)

Celebrate Labor Day in Pullman National Monument!

Enjoy food, music, history and family fun.


Celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day Event



Local 1395 Delegates attend 2015 National Convention. AFGE kicked off the 40th Convention with 1551 delegates representing 529 locals and 243,592 members. AFGE is the largest Federal  Union with almost 300,000 members.

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Left to Right:

Patricia Hayes, Earl Tucker, Cheryl Bellamy-Bonner, Richard Sorokas, Agatha Joseph (President),

Greg Senden, Archester Neal


On Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Delegates re-elected National Officers;

J.David Cox, National President

Eugene Hudson Jr, National Secretary Treasurer

Augusta Thomas, National Vice President  Women & Fair Practices


union_solidarityText “AFGE” to 225568 and start receiving text alerts to the attacks on federal government employees by Congress to cut their pay and benefits all why passing tax cuts to the top 1% and corporations. Federal employees have already contributed over $159 Billion in deficit reductions with reduced and frozen pay over the last 6 years.

Enough is enough, and we need to demand that Congress stop using federal employees as the easy target.

Call, write and visit your Congressional representative and tell them “Hell No” to any further cuts on our pay and benefits.


Did You Say Pay Raise?

August 17th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Budget | News - (0 Comments)

Have you  heard, your representative will be voting on The “Federal Adjustment of Income Rates” or “Fair Act” that was introduced to the committee on Oversight & Government Reform on 1/13/8015.
H.R.BILL 304: To increase the rates of pay under the statutory pay systems and for prevailing rate employees by 3.8% for other purposes.

Let your representative know if you support a 3.8% pay  raise for Federal Employees by calling AFGE Legislative Hotline:  (1-844-913-7574).


Medical Bill Negotiating Service

Medical Bills

Medical Bills

 Benefit Description: 

Union Plus Medical Bill Negotiating Service provides AFGE MEMBERS with large out-of-pocket medical bills FREE assistance negotiating bill reductions with physicians, hospitals and other medical providers>  The service negeotiates with medical providers on the member’s behalf to lower costs and establish payment plans.


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Amendment Targets Official Time

Employees who are union representatives use official time to help address labor-management issues, and to aid employees in cases of alleged discrimination or retaliation, and disciplinary actions. Critics charge that official time is too expensive, while labor groups maintain that it saves time and money by avoiding litigation and time-consuming procedural avenues for settling disputes.

“Federal unions are legally required to provide full representation to all members of a bargaining unit, whether or not the worker elects to pay voluntary union dues,” Junemann wrote. “In exchange for being forced to provide representation to dues payers and non-dues payers alike, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 permits federal unions to bargain official time arrangements to the mutual benefit of labor and management.”


Share Your Recipe!

July 9th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Convention | Events | Recipes | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

cookbookIn honor of this summer’s 40th National Convention, AFGE is collecting a special-edition online cookbook of member-submitted recipes. This is a fun, new project to show off our union’s cooking skills and swap recipes in solidarity.

These should be “tried and true” recipes that any home cook can follow. We would like to showcase the online cookbook for all members at our upcoming 40th National Convention and beyond.

Recipes should include: your name, your local number and district, your recipe’s name, and easy step-by-step ingredients and directions. We would also like you to submit a picture of yourself preparing the meal or a head shot of yourself in order to have a visual aid in the cookbook. A picture of the competed dish is also acceptable.


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Many of us will celebrate Independence Day with a barbecue. We can keep the red, white and blue in the holiday with this made-in-America, union label backyard barbecue checklist, compiled from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), the LA Labor 411’s website, Union Plus and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

Be sure to check AFL-CIO for more made-in-America, union product spotlights.

Picnic Supplies

Weber Q series grill, coolers by Igloo and Rubbermaid, red Solo cups and don’t forget the sunscreen by Coppertone and Bain de Soleil.

Hot Dogs, Sausages and Other Grill Meats

Ball Park, Boar’s Head, Dearborn Sausage Co., Fischer Meats, Hebrew National, Hofmann, Johnsonville, Oscar Mayer.

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20th Annual Great America Trip

Saturday, July 25, 2015



  $40.00 Park Admission, Limit 5  tickets                           ($66.99 value)

 Includes:    FREE Meal (3:30 – 5:00)                                 ($25.00 value)

 Includes:    FREE Hurricane Harbor                                   ($5.00 value)

 Includes:    FREE Summer Thrill Pass- park return thru 9/12 ($66.99 value)

                     Options: upgrade Thrill Pass to FULL Season pass- cost $15.00 at park

                    (Upgrade Includes Hurricane Harbor & Fright Fest)