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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.

 

 

Great-America

Great-America

Save the Date!!!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
(Members Only)

*Discounted Park Admission Tickets
*FREE LUNCH!
*FREE ADMISSION HURRICANE HARBOR
*FREE THRILL PASS–(Unlimited return visits thru 9/4/17)

*SPORTS BOTTLES (Free Refills) Limited Supply

Tickets will be available soon!

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Monthly Telephone Town Hall

 

SOLDBuying a Home:

AFGE members that finance a home purchase with a Union Plus® Mortgage provided by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will receive a $500 My Mortgage GiftSM award from Wells Fargo after closing*. And, Union Plus® Mortgage Program customers are eligible for special hardship assistance.

Refinancing Your Mortgage:

AFGE members can use the Union Plus program to refinance and benefit from low rates and  unique union protection. AFGE families that refinance their mortgage with an AFGE Union Plus® Mortgage provided by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage will receive a $500 My Mortgage GiftSM award from Wells Fargo after closing.*

Parents and children of union members are also eligible for Union Plus mortgages.

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Stay Connected With AFGE

January 13th, 2017 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | News | Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

UPDATES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! STAY CONNECTED

 

AFGE will keep you connected on upcoming Legislative Agenda. 

Text “AFGE” to 225568 and start receiving text alerts to the attacks on federal government employees by Congress.

We’re just now out of the first week of January, and we’re already seeing attacks on federal workers rolling in at an unprecedented pace. If something isn’t done soon, working people may soon have little to no rights at work, no representation, and be open to losing their job at the whim of a politician. 

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

Sign up today and Stay Informed. 

 

YOU’VE GOT MAIL!

January 3rd, 2017 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | New Address - (0 Comments)

OR NOT!

YOU'VE GOT MAIL
There’s nothing worse than trying to reach out to one of your family members or friends, but realizing you don’t have their current email, phone, or mailing address. When it comes to our union family, having accurate contact information is just as important.
 
That’s why AFGE members voted at the 2015 National Convention to make January “Data Update Month.” And this year, when you update your profile with your contact information, you’ll be put in a drawing for AFGE swag – and maybe even a brand new TV. 
 
To kickoff 2017, we’re asking every member of the AFGE family to take a couple minutes to update their contact information so we can mobilize members and spring into action when the time comes.  
 
When you update your profile, you’ll be automatically entered in a drawing to win a brand new AFGE coffee mug. Each week up to 5 names will be drawn and winners will be announced on Facebook. To keep up with weekly drawings and to see if you’re the lucky winner, follow AFGE on Facebook. 
 
The Deadline for updating your information is January 31st, so don’t delay. Need Help? Contact us at comments@afge.org.  
 
 
Website:   www.afge.org
 
 
 

AFGE Election Results

October 4th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | ELECTIONS | Events | Local 1395 - (0 Comments)

AFGE Local 1395 held its Tri-Annual election on Thursday July 28, 2016.

The following were elected:

President (1)

Agatha Joseph

Executive Vice-President (1)

Cheryl Bellamy-Bonner

Vice-President at Large (3)

Monica Harris

Eddie T Smith

Vacant

Vice-President for D.O. (3)

Mario Connie

Patricia Hayes

Yesenia Navarro

Vice-President for OQP (3)

Todd Madsen

Evelyn Nesteruk

Sonia Samson

Vice-President for P.S.C. (3)           

Gregory A. Cole

Sean Shideler

Richard Sorokas

Vice-President for ODAR (3)          

Karen Clelland

Gerald Francis (Frank) Cavanagh

Vacant

Administrative Director for P.S.C. (1)

Holly Justine James

Administrative Director for D.O. (1)

Charlotte Lewis

Administrative Director of OQP (1)

Earl Tucker

Administrative Director of ODAR (1)

Gregory Senden

Treasurer (1)

Deborah Flynn

Financial Secretary (1)

Monwella Foster

Office Manager (1)  

Marie Robinson

Recording Secretary (1)

Catherine A Mulligan

Correspondence Secretary (1)

Patricia Washington

Sergeant at Arms (1)

Janice Antonio

 Executive Board Member for ODAR (2)

Shirley Evans

Donald Terry Jr

Executive Board Member for P.S.C. (2)

Angela Barnhart

Executive Board Member of OQP (2)

Archester Neal

Ke Juan Stroud

 

Executive Board Member for D.O. (2)

Kimberly Ponder-Chism

Vanessa McCollum

Council Delegate for P.S.C. (1)

Monica Harris

Council Delegate for D.O. (3)

Patricia Hayes

Patricia Washington

Kimberly Ponder-Chism

Council Delegate for OQP (1)

Earl Tucker

Council Delegate for ODAR (1) ** 

Delegates and Alternates to the National Convention & 7th District Caucus

Patricia Washington

Patricia Hayes

Kimberly Ponder-Chism

Gregory Cole

Archester Neal

Monica Harris

Monwella Foster

 

**Local President -Automatic delegate by virtue of office.

 

 

Voting has already started in a scattering of locations.

Here’s when early voting begins in a few states.

Illinois — Sept. 29 to Nov. 7. Starting Sept. 29, voters can only cast their ballots at their local election authority or a temporary location, but early voting expands to permanent polling places starting Oct. 24.

Indiana — Oct. 12. Early voting starts at the local county election board office or another designated location, but with an excuse, voters can cast a ballot by mail.

Michigan — There is no early voting in Michigan, as voters require a state-approved excuse to vote absentee.

Minnesota — Sept. 23

Ohio — Oct. 12.

Wisconsin — Early voting opening dates are set by the county/municipality. Wisconsin Rapids began voting Sept. 19.

Link to Complete List: Early Voting by State – 2016

How Do I Register To Vote?

September 16th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | Events | Vote - (0 Comments)

Election Date

Who can Vote in Illinois?

To register to vote, you must:

  • Must Be a United States Citizen
  • Must Be at least 18 years of age by Election Day
  • Must have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
  • not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. (Note: Ex-convicts who have completed their sentences and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois.)

ILLINOIS REGISTRATION DEADLINES: 

Registration is open year around except during the 27 day period prior to an election and during the 2 day period after each election (1 day after in Chicago).

VOTER REGISTRATION LINKS:

 

Illinois Voters

Who can vote In Indiana?

In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must:
• be a citizen of the United States,
• be at least 18 years old on the day of the next general, municipal, or special election,
• have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the next general, municipal, or special election (except for certain military voters); and
• not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.

In order to register online, you must also possess a current and valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana State identification card. The State of Indiana will use your digitized signature on-file with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles as your voter registration signature. Only the voter registration information you provide and your digitized signature will be sent to your county voter registration office upon concluding the online voter registration application process.

INDIANA REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

Registration is open all year throughout the County except during the 27 days preceding an election and reopens the second day following an election.

Under federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote by mailing in an application. When you register by mail your mail-in form must be postmarked prior to the close of registration. In addition, a person must vote for the first time in person and may not vote by mail, unless the person first provides sufficient proof of identity and the County Clerk verifies the person’s proof of identity.

LINK: Indiana Voters

 

Who can vote in Minnesota?

You must be:

You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote.

You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent.

Minnesota Registration Deadline: 

REGISTER ON ELECTION DAY

Link:  Voting in Minnesota

 

Who can vote in OHIO?

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO REGISTER AND TO VOTE IN OHIO?

You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:

  1. You are a citizen of the United States;
  2. You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the next general election. (If you will be 18 on or before the general election, you may vote in the primary election to nominate candidates, but you cannot vote on issues or party central committees until you are 18);
  3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote;
  4. You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States;
  5. You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court; and
  6. You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violating the election laws.

You are eligible to vote in elections held in your voting precinct 30 days after you are duly registered to vote in this state. You may request an absentee ballot during that 30 day period.

Link:  Voting In Ohio

Ohio registration deadline: 

GENERAL ELECTION

Election Date: November 8, 2016

Registration Deadline: October 11, 2016

 

Who can vote in Michigan?

To register to vote in Michigan you must be:

• A resident of Michigan and the city or township where you are applying to register to vote.

• A citizen of the United States of America.

• At least 18 years of age (by election day).

• Not serving a sentence in jail or prison.

Michigan Registration Deadline: 

Must register 30 days before election to vote in that election.

Link:  Voting in Michigan

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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.

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