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April 26th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Did you know? | New Address - (0 Comments)

Haven’t Heard From Us In A While?Updates

There’s probably a reason for that.  And that reason could be an outdated address, email address, telephone number, or all of the above. That’s why we designated every January as AFGE’s Data Update Month. After reaching an important milestone of 300,000 members in 2015, we have been working to make sure that we have the most accurate contact information for everyone. AFGE thanks our members and leaders who took the time to update your information.

Here are the results:

Phone numbers: 13,529 people updated their phone number, for a 709% increase over the monthly average.

Addresses: 4,521 people updated their addresses in June for 109% increase. Email: 11,010 people entered a new email or updated their existing email, for a 74% increase over normal monthly activity.

Government Standard: 1,000 people opted for electronic Government Standard. If you haven’t updated your individual and/or local information, please do so today at  Updates.

Link:  The Government Standard

 

CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN

April 20th, 2016 | Posted by admin in News | Political | Your Rights - (0 Comments)

CALL NOWMembers,

Right now, Congress is reviewing a proposal to eliminate every federal employee’s most basic rights on the job. If this becomes law, you will have almost no recourse to contest a wrongful termination or suspension.

We need you to call 888-775-3148 NOW and tell Congress: oppose any version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes provisions to take away civil servants’ rights!

Here’s what you can do right now to protect your rights:

  1. Call 888-775-3148 and enter your zip code to be connected to your lawmaker.
  2. When you’re connected to your lawmaker, tell them this:
    Hi, My name is _________ and I’m a federal employee from (name of town). There is a version of the National Defense Authorization Act that would take away my right to use the grievance and arbitration process to resolve wrongful suspensions and terminations. If that happens, my only choice would be to file a complaint with the Merit Systems Protection Board, which could take longer and cost taxpayers more money. This is nothing more than an effort to gut my rights as a federal worker
    . Please oppose any version of the NDAA that includes these harmful provisions.

Tell Congress: My rights are NOT negotiable! Call 888-775-3148 NOW

NOTE: Don’t Call from your Government Telephone or during your Work day. 

In solidarity,
AFGE

Buying A Home

April 18th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Benefits | Did you know? | News - (0 Comments)
Home Sweet HomeThe Union Plus® Mortgage program, with financing available through Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, can help you purchase a home while also receiving special benefits by virtue of your union membership.

For qualifying members, exclusive benefits include a $500 My Mortgage GiftSM award1 from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and, from Union Plus, special hardship assistance and the opportunity to earn a $500 First-Time Home Award.

New! $1,000 Mortgage Veterans Grant program for union members who’ve served in the U.S. armed forces.

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International Workers Day May 1st

April 1st, 2016 | Posted by admin in Events | News | Rally | Solidarity - (0 Comments)

Dear Chicago Federation of Labor Affiliates

May Day, also known as International Workers Day, is a celebration of workers that takes places all across the world. Join the Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois Labor History Society and Jobs with Justice at the site where it all began as we continue the fight for workers’ rights.  

 Sunday, May 1, 2016

Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Haymarket Memorial

Corner of DesPlaines Street & Randolph Street

The event will feature speakers, live music and international delegates from the World Federation of Trade Unions.