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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)


Show Me The Money!

June 24th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Budget | Did you know? | Settlements - (0 Comments)
Show Me the Money!

Show Me the Money!

On April 1, 2014 the AFGE SSA General Committee filed a grievance (GM UMG 14-01). The issue was the disparate impact of the Agency’s  application of the PACS appraisal system against minority and disabled employees, as evidenced by the distribution of ratings in FY 2013 appraisals to AFGE bargaining unit employees.

The Union’s review of the data reveled that minority and disabled employees received a disproportionately lower share of “Outstanding (5)” appraisals than non-minority and non-disabled employees.


AFGE responds to OPM Data Breach

June 19th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Cybersecurity | Web - (0 Comments)
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Binary matrix with glowing security lock

AFGE National President, J. David Cox sends a letter directed to the head of OPM regarding the OPM breach.





Read entire letter here: Honorable Archuleta Letter – June 18, 2015

Pay Cut? NO WAY!

June 16th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Budget | News | Web - (0 Comments)
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Can your family lose 5 months groceries?

Congress has once again targeted government employees to pay for their irresponsible policies by passing a budget resolution that cuts your pay by 12 percent. AFGE swiftly mobilized its members into action.

Through our nationwide campaign, we’re telling Congress “No Way” to more cuts to our paychecks.

AFGE has created an online Budget Action Center to deliver tools that our members need to lobby Congress to kill this disastrous budget deal. By visiting, members can send letters to their members of Congress, tell their communities how a pay cut would impact them and share content on social media that shows their friends and family what a 12 percent pay cut means to them.


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newsIn a letter to Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta, J. David Cox, Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said that AFGE believes that hackers are now in possession of all personnel data on every federal employee.

Cox sent the letter to OPM today and the union is basing its conclusion on information that OPM has released. Additionally, Cox said that he believes that the Social Security numbers that were compromised were not encrypted, something he called “absolutely indefensible and outrageous.”