To Do For All That Which No One Can Do For Oneself

veterans-drive AFGE local 1395 collected donations for the Featherfist F.O.R.T. 11. Featherfist is a 25 bed transitional living facility for homeless veterans located on the South Side of Chicago.

If you’re the CEO of Goldman Sachs – if you have a job that you love, a job that makes you so much money you can literally build a Scrooge McDuck room where you can swim through a pile of gold coins wearing only a topcoat – then you should perhaps think twice before saying this:


In the recently convened “lame-duck” session of Congress, senators and representatives will take on a number of issues that could have major consequences for working families and retirees. Congress is considering benefit cuts for Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare and members are looking at cutting taxes for the wealthy even further. Any deal that Congress makes, though, should be based on facts and not the myths that have sprung up around taxes, the deficit and the earned benefit programs. Here are a few of the key myths and the truth behind them.


AFGE Bonus Bucks

November 19th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | Web - (0 Comments)


This year’s Holiday Bonus Bucks campaign runs from November 12, 2012 to February 28, 2013. Take advantage of this great opportunity to build your union and earn money and prizes for the holidays. For every co-worker you recruit, you’ll earn $20 from the National Union and up to an additional $30 from your AFGE District Office. And the top recruiter in each District will win a free new iPad!


While working families are resting after an exhausting election cycle, working people and union members are continuing to mobilize. Before the end of the year, Congress will meet in a “lame-duck” session and tackle numerous issues that could have powerful effects on the lives of middle-class Americans.



The Congressional Research Service report

November 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Web - (0 Comments)

by researcher Thomas Hungerford

The results of the analysis suggest that changes over the past 65 years in the top marginal tax rate and the top capital gains tax rate do not appear correlated with economic growth. The reduction in the top tax rates appears to be uncorrelated with saving, investment, and productivity growth. The top tax rates appear to have little or no relation to the size of the economic pie.

However, the top tax rate reductions appear to be associated with the increasing concentration of income at the top of the income distribution. As measured by IRS data, the share of income accruing to the top 0.1% of U.S. families increased from 4.2% in 1945 to 12.3% by 2007 before falling to 9.2% due to the 2007-2009 recession. At the same time, the average tax rate paid by the top 0.1% fell from over 50% in 1945 to about 25% in 2009. Tax policy could have a relation to how the economic pie is sliced—lower top tax rates may be associated with greater income disparities. online casino ideal

Austerity Doesn’t Work

November 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Web - (0 Comments)


In Greece, Europe’s austerity poster child, austerity has shrunk the economy and increased the national debt … Austerity only increased inequality in Portugal. Now, after painful austerity measures that hit ordinary Portuguese and public sector workers hardest failed to reduce the deficit, Portuguese citizens are planning to rally against new tax increases … All across the EU, austerity has driven joblessness to a record high … Yet the austerians demand even more.


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Veterans Day Free Meals

November 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | Web - (0 Comments)

There are plenty of Veterans Day free meals to be had this year as well as some other additional discounts on items other than food. You’ll be able to stop into a number of  restaurants below on or around Veterans Day this year to get your free meal.

Participating Sizzlers will be serving veterans and active military members a Veterans Day free meal until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012.

You’ll get to choose between a 6 oz. Steak, Malibu Chicken, or Half Dozen Fried Shrimp.

Bring proof of service such as your U.S. Uniform Services ID Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, DD214, a photograph of yourself in uniform, or wear your uniform.

Use the link above to see if the Sizzler near you is participating in the Veterans Day free meal.

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White collar federal employees are underpaid on average by about 35 percent compared with the private sector, a widening of the “pay gap” that stood at about 26 percent last year, an advisory group said Friday.

The Federal Salary Council based that number on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that by law are supposed to be used in setting annual General Schedule pay raises that vary by locality. However, in practice federal pay raises are negotiated in the congressional budget process.