INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS on what to do to help get the NY LOCALITY PAY here at TYAD!
On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the FEDERAL PREVAILING RATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE met at the 609th meeting of the FPRAC. At that meeting the committee voted to abolish the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area and move Monroe County to the New York City wage area and the other counties in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area to the adjacent wage areas. Officers of AFGE National, AFGE Local 1647 as well as Bob Morgan from Representative Matt Cartwright’s office spoke on the pay disparity at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Emily Ackerman, staff member from Representative Lou Barletta’s office, was present at the meeting to show support as well. Additionally, Letters to Acting Director of OPM, Beth F. Colbert, from Senator Robert Casey, Representative Matt Cartwright, and Representative Lou Barletta regarding the pay disparity at Tobyhanna Army Depot between GS and FWS employees were presented for review. We need ALL TYAD employees and their families to call your Senators and Representatives and thank the ones that are supporting us in this issue and to ask the ones that aren’t to send a letter or call Acting Director of OPM, Beth F. Colbert, and ask OPM to issue the regulation to move to abolish the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area and move Monroe County to the New York City wage area and the other counties to the adjacent wage areas. When calling your Representatives and Senators, identify yourself as a constituent, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message asking them to send a letter or call Acting Director of OPM, Beth F. Colbert, and ask OPM to issue the regulation to move to abolish the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area and move Monroe County to the New York City wage area and the other counties to the adjacent wage areas. Ask for your senators or representative’s position on this issue and ask for a written response to your telephone call. Phone numbers are listed below. The time to act is now, call today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Senator Bob Casey- 202-224-6324
Senator Patrick J. Toomey- 202-224-4254
Representative Tom Marino- 202-225-3731
Representative Lou Barletta- 202-225-6511
Representative Charlie Dent- 202-225-6411
Representative Matt Cartwright- 202-225-5546
The House of Representatives just introduced a dangerous bill to make it even harder for federal employees to have a union voice on the job.
The misleadingly-named Federal Employee Rights Act would end your ability to deduct dues from your paycheck, like you do for charity and health insurance. It will make it almost impossible for you to petition Congress for better pay, benefits, and working conditions. And it would count the votes of people who don’t bother to show up for union elections as ‘no’ votes against union employees, flying in the face of democracy itself.
This is the biggest threat to federal employees’ constitutional freedom of assembly we have ever seen, and we need your help to stop it.
CHANGE THE NAME ON THE LETTER TO YOUR OWN.
Veteran Employment for DOD
The attached web link is a great source of information to help our veterans obtain employment
within DoD after serving this great nation.
On Behalf of National Vice President, Keith J. Hill
Dear DoD Locals,
Please share with your membership.
In response to John Threlkeld’s request that we push our U.S. Senators to sign the “Dear Colleague” sign-on letter, I am providing each of you with an easy way to carry out this extremely important grassroots tactic, which needs to be completed by C.O.B. Friday, Feb. 12. Follow the instructions below:
- Click on this link for your U.S. Senators contact information. Click your state, and then click your senator’s name for their DC office number. Call and ask for the Military Legislative Assistant (MLA). You can send them the attached letter if they request it.
- Tell the MLA that you are calling to ask the Senator to sign onto a “Dear Colleague” letter that Senator Murray is circulating about efforts to oppose converting Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) employees to non-appropriated fund employees.
- If the senator agrees to sign on to the letter, have them contact Leticia Mederos, Leticia_mederos@help.senate.
gov or they can call 4-5111.
Senator Coons has already signed on to this. Please encourage Senator Casey and Senator Carper to sign on.
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