Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here’s some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start.
Text MADE to 235246 for more union-made-in-America product lists.
Make your holidays Union Made!
National Union telephone calls on Thursday, January 12.
Take your pick: Either call-in at 4:00 pm CST or at 6:00 pm CST!
Dial in: 877-229-8493; PIN Code: 110858
Join us to plan the fight to defend our pay, jobs, and families.
AFGE Local 1395
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
When: Saturday December 3
6:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
733 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Buffet Dinner w/ 2 free drink tickets 8pm sharp
DJ Woo Entertainment
DJ Sundance of Soul 106.3
Comedian Teresa Sykes
(Church Lady in Almost Christmas)
Performance: Iris T London
Raffles and Prizes
Cost: Union Member -$15.00
Union Member + One Guest -$40
Tickets available- 11/16 – 11/30
12:00-1:00 pm in the union office
*Hotel Discounts Available (code available)
AFGE Local 1395 held its Tri-Annual election on Thursday July 28, 2016.
The following were elected:
Executive Vice-President (1)
Vice-President at Large (3)
Eddie T Smith
Vice-President for D.O. (3)
Vice-President for OQP (3)
Vice-President for P.S.C. (3)
Gregory A. Cole
Vice-President for ODAR (3)
Gerald Francis (Frank) Cavanagh
Administrative Director for P.S.C. (1)
Holly Justine James
Administrative Director for D.O. (1)
Administrative Director of OQP (1)
Administrative Director of ODAR (1)
Financial Secretary (1)
Office Manager (1)
Recording Secretary (1)
Catherine A Mulligan
Correspondence Secretary (1)
Sergeant at Arms (1)
Executive Board Member for ODAR (2)
Donald Terry Jr
Executive Board Member for P.S.C. (2)
Executive Board Member of OQP (2)
Ke Juan Stroud
Executive Board Member for D.O. (2)
Council Delegate for P.S.C. (1)
Council Delegate for D.O. (3)
Council Delegate for OQP (1)
Council Delegate for ODAR (1) **
Delegates and Alternates to the National Convention & 7th District Caucus
**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
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:
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:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old on Election Day
- A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
- Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
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:
- You are a citizen of the United States;
- 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);
- You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote;
- You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States;
- You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court; and
- 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:
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