To Do For All That Which No One Can Do For Oneself

21st Annual Great America Trip/Picnic

July 30, 2016




Members Cost:

$40.00 Park Admission, Limit 5                                  ($68.99 value)

Includes:    FREE Meal (3:30 – 5:00)                           ($30.00 value)

Includes:    FREE Hurricane Harbor                             ($5.00 value)

Includes:    FREE Refillable Season Drink Bottles**     ($15.99 value )

Includes:    FREE Summer Thrill Pass- return thru 9/5    ($68.99 value)

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

 (Includes Hurricane Harbor &  Fright Fest)

**Refillable Season Drink Bottles:  

1 free bottle for 1-3 tickets — 2 free bottles 4-5 ***LIMIT OF 100 (While supplies last)



Cash:                         Exact Amount only, (No change available) ID Required


Money Order:               Payable to: AFGE Local 1395 —— NO CHECKS


Union Office:                Wed. – Fri. 12:00 to 1:00 —- (Lunch only)

Tickets By Mail:


AFGE Local 1395

ATTN: Great America

600 W. Madison, 6th fl., Chicago, IL 60661


(Must include: Full Name, Mailing Address, & Daytime Phone,

                                  Money orders only)


                                                   NO REFUNDS




Southern Fried Chicken,

Grilled Chicken Breast w/lettuce, tomato, bun

Hot Dogs, Corn Cobbette,

Mostaccioli w/Marinara Sauce

Potato Salad, Pasta Salad,  Potato Chips, Fruit Medley,

Premium Ice Cream

 Classic Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, & Lemonade




In Rememberance

May 30th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Events | Holidays - (0 Comments)

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Keep the Promise to Veterans

Congress’ VA Commission on Care has been rigged against veterans from the start. It is stacked with for-profit, pro-privatization hospital executives who have called for shutting down VA hospitals and selling out veterans’ health care and your job to the lowest bidder. Veterans overwhelming prefer the VA for their health care. We must stand together and urge lawmakers to keep the promise we’ve made to veterans for their sacrifice.

Take Action Now

 Call Congress at 844-913-7574

 Tell the Commission on Care: Don’t Privatize the VA

Spread the Word

Share these recent Op-Eds and news articles that expose the true purpose of the Commission on Care.



The Agency has began releasing, on a staggered basis, $654.00 to employees included in this grievance settlement effective May 2016.


Click below to Read the Final IVOLSettlement Agreement between AFGE and Social Security Administration.


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Monthly Membership Meetings

 2nd Wednesday of each Month.

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Location:  600 W. Madison, Chicago IL 60661

Room:  HWSSC Conference Room #1- 1st FL.



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Growing Stronger Every Day!

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Big Enough to Win- Update

Where are the Discounts?

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The 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’
Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is on

Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Food Drive
The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is the nation’s largest one-day, providing letter carriers, other postal employees and thousands of volunteers across the nation the opportunity to meld their forces together to conduct the drive in their local communities.

“Letter carriers touch every residential and business address in this country at least six days a week,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and our continued effort in the fight against hunger—often in our own neighborhoods—has made us all too familiar with the staggering numbers of people in need.”

The availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or the ability to acquire such food, is limited or uncertain for 1 in 6 Americans, many of whom are in households with at least one person working.

Last year’s drive collected approximately 71 million pounds of non-perishable food that was left in bags next to postal customers’ mailboxes. It was the 12th consecutive year that letter carriers have collected more than 70 million pounds of food, and it brought the drive’s grand total to more than 1.4 billion pounds of food collected.

The drive is held each year on the second Saturday in May, and so Saturday, May 14, has for months been circled on the calendars of hunger-relief advocates who have watched as food supplies collected during winter holiday drives dwindle day by day. The drive also comes just before many school systems end their academic years, and that often can mean a suspension in subsidized meals for many students.

The food drive’s national partners are the U.S. Postal Service, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, United Way Worldwide, the AFL-CIO and Valassis.stamp-out-hunger-

Your Letter Carrier will collect non-perishable food left on your porch.



The Federal Government established the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program on August 29, 1954. It is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering over 4 million Federal employees and retirees, as well as many of their family members.

Most employees are eligible for FEGLI coverage. FEGLI provides group term life insurance. As such, it does not build up any cash value or paid-up value. It consists of Basic life insurance coverage and three options.

In most cases, if you are a new Federal employee, you are automatically covered by Basic life insurance and your payroll office deducts premiums from your paycheck unless you waive the coverage. In addition to the Basic, there are three forms of Optional insurance you can elect. You must have Basic insurance in order to elect any of the options. Unlike Basic, enrollment in Optional insurance is not automatic — you must take action to elect the options.

The cost of Basic insurance is shared between you and the Government. You pay 2/3 of the total cost and the Government pays 1/3. Your age does not affect the cost of Basic insurance. You pay the full cost of Optional insurance, and the cost depends on your age.

The Office of Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (OFEGLI), which is a private entity that has a contract with the Federal Government, processes and pays claims under the FEGLI Program.


You’ve Got Mail!

April 26th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | New Address - (0 Comments)

Haven’t Heard From Us In A While?Updates

There’s probably a reason for that.  And that reason could be an outdated address, email address, telephone number, or all of the above. That’s why we designated every January as AFGE’s Data Update Month. After reaching an important milestone of 300,000 members in 2015, we have been working to make sure that we have the most accurate contact information for everyone. AFGE thanks our members and leaders who took the time to update your information.

Here are the results:

Phone numbers: 13,529 people updated their phone number, for a 709% increase over the monthly average.

Addresses: 4,521 people updated their addresses in June for 109% increase. Email: 11,010 people entered a new email or updated their existing email, for a 74% increase over normal monthly activity.

Government Standard: 1,000 people opted for electronic Government Standard. If you haven’t updated your individual and/or local information, please do so today at  Updates.

Link:  The Government Standard