• December 04, 2016

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      Disability Insurance

      Short Term Disability Income Protection

      AFGE Local 1647 is pleased to announce that we will now be doing a new open enrollment for our voluntary benefit Short Term Disability Income Protection.  Basicaly, this policy is like insurance for your paycheck-if you are unable to work due to a qualifying accident or illness you can receive a tax free monthly check until you are able o return to work.  This new policy protects your most important asset, your abilty to earn income that pays your bills and provides for your family.

      Our disability specialists will be available the week of Sepetember 20-22 2016 in Cafe 2 and Cafe 4.  Disability enrollers will be on site each day.  We can also come to you, call our Disability Call Center to let someone know you are interested.  Please call 800-733-7236 ext.1000 or 1002 to ask questions or enroll over the phone.

      All,

         WE are getting noticed...

      Hi guys-- I got a call today from the WH Domestic Policy Council staffer to find out why OPM is being flooded with letters from irate TYAD employees.  They are using the public comment opportunity regarding the unification of Joint Base McGuire to ask why they're still having to deal with pay inequities.  I know we are very late in the game, but these letters have unnerved them.  So please encourage people to keep it up!
      See you next week-
      Jacque

      Congress FPRAC Letter

      AFGE Activists APP

      These are the instructions for installing the AFGE Activists APP on a smart phone. Now you can write your Representative and Senators from any where in the world...

      Please do not install this app on a government cell phone.  Personal cell phones only.

      As you know we ask our legislative and political activists to do a lot: build Congressional relationships , stay up-to-date with legislative issues, help with the AFGE PAC, and more. Sometimes it can be a lot to keep track of, which is why we are excited to be introducing the AFGE Activist App, a mobile app that will put everything you need in the palm of your hand.
      With the AFGE Activist App, you can instantaneously:
      • Call or message your lawmakers
      • Report back
      • Access to the AFGE PAC App
      • Find talking points, talking points, fast facts
      • And more…
      To download the app, simply search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search “AFGE Activist App.”

      We’re excited to share this new technology with you and hope that you’ll be just as excited to use it. Please feel free to share it with any AFGE members and please also let us know if you have another items you think we should add to this APP in the future.
      In Solidarity,
      Tucker McDonald
      Political Director & Director of Field Mobilization
      American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
      80 F St. NW
      Washington, DC 20001

      Click here to download the app now

      Linda Albanese
      Take Action: 5.3% Catch-up

      IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress.

      Everyday expenses are on the rise but your pay has not kept pace. You've paid your fair share and the proposed 1.6% pay increase for 2017 just won't cut it. That's why AFGE is leading the fight for a 5.3% catch-up wage adjustment. 

      Click here to take action now.

      IMPORTANT: You may view this email using your home email on your personal computer, smart phone, or other electronic device when not on government property. BUT, this information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, or sent to others using government equipment, because it involves taking an election related action and could be a violation of the Hatch Act. Do not forward this email to government or home email addresses as it contains AFGE member information specific to you.

      The 2016 presidential election is fast approaching, and no one will be impacted more by our nation's decision than government employees. The next president will be our boss for four years and hold enormous sway over our jobs, our pay, and our retirement. We must do everything we can to support the candidate who supports us.

      AFGE needs to make sure that whoever occupies the White House values our work and our agencies' mission to serve the public. We need someone with the spine to stand strong against the anti-government ideologues that want to shut down the government and eliminate our jobs.

      That's why AFGE is proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

      Click the photo to help us spread the word on Facebook!

      “Secretary Clinton shares AFGE’s vision for a strong and vibrant government workforce that has the necessary tools and support needed to deliver vital programs and services to the American public,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox, Sr. “The American people count on government employees to keep their streets safe, deliver their Social Security checks on time, and care for our nation’s heroes at veterans’ hospitals, and AFGE can count on Hillary Clinton to help us get it done.”

      This is a huge decision for us to make, and we didn’t make it lightly. Click here to read about why we are endorsing Secretary Clinton, how AFGE’s endorsement process works, and more.

      In the coming months, AFGE will be fully involved in mobilizing support for Clinton and other pro-worker candidates prior to Election Day, and we all need to do our part to protect our livelihoods. We encourage you to join us in knocking on doors to get out the vote, phone-banking, and talking to your co-workers on why it’s important to support pro-worker candidates.

      Hillary Clinton will fight for you, but she will need you and all of us to have her back in this election. Stay tuned for more updates on what you can do to win the White House for working families.

      In solidarity,
      AFGE

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