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

September 11th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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September 1st, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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The Social Security Administration has closed 80 field offices in the past few years, and it has big plans for closing even more. Click to download a shocking graph of closures: Graph of Office Closings FY-10-14

In-person service is critical to ensuring complex questions are answered and that customers receive the benefits they earned. That’s why over 43 million Americans visited SSA field offices last year. Do your part to stop office closures – write your members of Congress today!

Click here for the AFGE Petition.

TEN (10) $500 Scholarships will be awarded
to eligible dependents of employees of: CMS, SSA & SSA Field Offices.
Hurry! Deadline is June 6, 2014
Click on link for application

net-neutrality-tombstone-620x372The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in the process of creating new rules that may determine how open the Internet will be, who will profit most from it and whether start-ups will face new barriers that will make it harder for ideas to flourish.


Stamp Out Hunger

May 8th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events - (0 Comments)
Join the National Association of Letter Carriers as they “Stamp Out Hunger.”
Letter Carriers’ 22nd Annual Food Drive
Saturday, May 10, 2014
There are two ways to participate:
·         Leave non-perishable food at any Post Office location now through Saturday, May 10
·         Leave a bag of food in front of your mailbox on Saturday, May 10
All food donations will go to a local food pantry in your neighborhood.

Hey AFGE Local 1395 members, let’s MOBILIZE! Representatives Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran of Virginia recently introduced an AFGE-backed bill that would give federal employees a 3.3% raise in 2015. The increase would apply both to General Schedule employees and hourly workers. Call your U.S. Rep and ask him/her to sponsor The Fair Act – H.R. 4306. We need sponsors from Illinois! 

May Day 2014

April 11th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | Events | Rally | Solidarity | Web - (0 Comments)

union_solidarityDear Chicago Federation of Labor Affiliates and Delegates,

Join the Illinois Labor History Society, the Chicago Federation of Labor and Jobs with Justice for May Day 2014 to celebrate International Workers’ Day and march for workers’ rights.

Thursday, May 1
Haymarket Monument
Corner of Randolph & Des Plaines in Chicago



Letter sent to the House concerning field offices:

Dear Representative:

On December 5th, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that its network of 1250 field offices will no longer provide Social Security Number (SSN) printouts or benefit verification forms to the public. The change, which was scheduled to begin April 1, was delayed by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees because of serious concerns about the harsh impact of this plan on low-income and unemployed Americans, as well as those without computers, printers or computer expertise. It is now scheduled to begin on August 1. (more…)

TPP Rally

January 31st, 2014 | Posted by admin in Events | Rally - (0 Comments)
Brothers and Sisters-
After 20 years, NAFTA is  one of the biggest job and environment killers the US has ever seen. And  the same big corporations are at it again! The Trans-Pacific  Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP) is set to become the largest  so-called free trade agreement in the world, yet it has been negotiated  behind closed doors by corporate lobbyists and government bureaucrats.  That’s not democracy! Amazingly, there are a few Democratic Members of  Congress who haven’t committed to opposing Fast Track, including Mike  Quigley. Join us as we demand to have a voice in trade policy and the  Congressman stand up for his constituents!
Saturday February 1st                    
11:30 AM Meet up at Jonquil Park @ Wrightwood and Sheffield near the DePaul Campus
March to Congressman Mike Quigley’s Office
3223 N Sheffield Avenue                    
12:00 PM Rally at Quigley’s Office
Join us to tell Congressman Quigley to do what is right!  Tweet him @RepMikeQuigley: Say No to the TPP!
Susan Hurley, Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice