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Voting Leave Reminder

October 29th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Benefits | Contract | Did you know? | Vote | Your Rights - (0 Comments)

VOTING LEAVE REMINDERS
by  AFGE Local 1395

The AFGE/SSA National Agreement, Article 31, section 3D, authorizes the use of Administrative Leave to VOTE.

Don’t forget to exercise your rights on Election Day.

“The Employer will excuse employees for a reasonable time, when practicable to do so without seriously interfering with operations, to vote or register in any election or referendum on a civic matter in his/her community.

An employee will be excused from duty so as to permit him/her to report for work 3 hours after the polls open or to leave work 3 hours before the polls close, whichever results in the lesser amount of time off. Under unusual circumstances, an employee can be excused up to the full day.

The Employer will notify employees of this right at the beginning of each fiscal year and shall encourage employees to avail themselves of the right to register and vote.”

 

 

 

 

Tune in now to AFGE’s “Inside Government” for the union’s response to reduced office hours at the Social Security Administration (SSA). The show, which originally aired on Friday, Oct. 19, is now available on demand.

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Learn about charter schools, their expansion, what it means for our work, and how we can help charter school teachers form unions in their schools.

 

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Am I registered to vote in Illinois?

October 22nd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | Vote | Web - (0 Comments)

Illinois citizens may check to see if they are registered to vote.

The link below will also give you your polling location:

http://www.elections.il.gov/votinginformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx

The Ed Show in “Bainport”

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Solidarity - (0 Comments)

 

On Friday, October 19th, Ed Schultz of the Ed Show http://tv.msnbc.com/shows/the-ed-show is airing his television show live from Freeport, Illinois. The show will be aired across the street from the Sensata Plant which is owned by Bain Capitol. Bain Capitol is closing the plant and moving operations to China. The workers at the Freeport Sensata plant have been forced to train their Chinese counterparts. During the training, Bain Captial order the American Flag taken down so the Chinese would not be offended.

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Don’t Pass the Sugar

October 16th, 2012 | Posted by admin in News | Solidarity | Web - (0 Comments)

Because of American Crystal Sugar’s continued refusal to end its 14-month lockout of more than 1,300 workers and return to the bargaining table, working families across the country today launched a boycott against American Crystal Sugar (ACS) products. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says:

“Making record profits while giving working families and communities the shaft is just plain wrong.”

You can view the entire article here.

Local 1395 Monthly Meeting 11/14/12 @ 6pm

October 16th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events - (0 Comments)

AFGE Local 1395 is having a monthly membership meeting on
Wednesday November 14, 2012 at 6pm.

Great Lakes Center for Creative Learning (first floor)

Conference Room # 1

600 W. Madison

Chicago IL 60601

2012 Union Hall of Honor Awards Dinner

October 16th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | Solidarity | Web - (0 Comments)

2012 Union Hall of Honor Awards Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Local 1395 Monthly Meeting 10/10/12 @ 6pm

October 9th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events - (0 Comments)

AFGE Local 1395 is having a monthly membership meeting on
Wednesday October 10, 2012 at 6pm.

Great Lakes Center for Creative Learning (first floor)

Conference Room # 1

600 W. Madison

Chicago IL 60601

View the entire 2012 State by State voting schedule

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