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.
WE HAVE THE PICTURES TO PROVE IT!
1. We had Gifts!
2. We had a 50/50 Raffle with our
Legislative and Political Organizer Sara Kuntzler!
3. We had Food!
4. We had entertainment!
5. As requested by D.J. We posted Selfies to #local1395
6. We partied hard!!
Hope to see you Next Year!
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)
SAVE THE DATE!
Annual Holiday Party
Saturday December 3, 2016
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.
Feds, Retirees to Pay 6.2% More in Health Insurance Premiums
Federal employees and retirees will pay 6.2% more on average for health insurance premiums next year. This unacceptably high increase will hit millions of Americans in the pocketbook, making coverage less and less affordable and will cause many to drop coverage.
“Like most other Americans, federal employees and retirees have seen their standard of living decline due to stagnant incomes and cost increases for basic goods and services,” AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. said. “This is an unacceptably high increase that will force many families to make difficult decisions about how to pay their bills.”
While employees enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will pay 6.2% more for their insurance premiums starting in January, the government’s share of those premiums will increase just 3.7%, according to the Office of Personnel Management.
For more information see
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
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