• June 29, 2016

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      Take Action: 5.3% Catch-up

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      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. 

      https://actionnetwork.org/letters/urge-your-representative-vote-for-a-38-raise-for-federal-workers

      AFGE Actiivists 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
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      Linda Albanese

      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

      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.

      http://godefense.cpms.osd.mil/veterans/

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      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.

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      “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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