The labor movement helped to secure the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare and retirement plans.
May the New Year bring us Hope and Courage!
Re-posted from My Federal Retirement http://www.myfederalretirement.com/public/196.cfm
Union Plus now offers the new Union Plus Mortgage Veterans Grant to provide qualified union member veterans with a $1,000 grant that never needs to be repaid to help offset the costs of a down payment.
To be eligible for a grant, members must meet the following qualifications:
Finance their mortgage of their primary residence through the Union Plus Mortgage program on or after November 1, 2014
Be an active or retired union member of a participating union
Be a veteran of the United States Armed Services
City of Chicago residents can get voter registration info at http://www.chicagoelections.com/page.php?id=170
DuPage county: http://www.dupageco.org/Election/Voters/37059/
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!
The 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.