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    • Local Business Meeting

      To All Members:

      AFGE Local 3937 is changing the location of our Local Business Meeting on January 10th

      When: Wednesday, January 10th 2018, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

      Where: Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (room is located on the second floor take the elevator turn left and then take a right down the hallway it will be the conference room that is open on your righ)

      What: All AFGE members are encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting, and to bring any topics to the floor for discussion with your Local officers.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

      Several Local officers are in attendance at the annual AFGE Council 220 meeting

      Swearing in of Council 220 Officers and RVPs

      Local Secretary Laura Novakoski, with Seattle Regional Commissioner Stanley Friendship, and Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin

      First Day of the National AFGE 2015 Convention

      First Day of the Constitution Resolution Workshop

      Bryan Sluder,far left VA, Colin Barrett, VA, and Richard Couture, Hearing Office SSA

      Top members listening to to the recommended amendments made by Witold Skwierczynski middle right. Bottom left Sari Plumb and Shannon Gutierrez w/SSA

      Nina Turner at Women's Breakfast giving a motivational speech

      "Titles are good, but purpose is better!"
      WA Community Action Network
      Feds Fed Up Rally 2013
      CFC - An Opportunity to Give Back

      To designate FEEA this year: CFC#11185 ‘Tis the season for giving! The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is well underway and provides an opportunity for federal employees to donate to charities of their choice. The campaign was established more than 50 years ago and runs until Dec. 15, 2016.

      Want to be Happy? Join a Union.

      Fewer and fewer Americans belong to a union. Membership is down to a historic low of 11.2 percent of the work force, and only 6.7 percent of workers in the private sector. And if the nation’s confidence in the institution is any measure, not many people are mourning its diminishment. According to a Gallup poll, organized labor inspires less confidence than banks.

      Hard Choices on Social Security: Survey Finds Most Americans Would Pay More to Fix Its Finances and Improve Benefits

      PRESS RELEASE: Hard Choices on Social Security: Survey Finds Most Americans Would Pay More to Fix Its Finances and Improve Benefits Large majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents agree For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014 Contact: Jill Braunstein at (202) 452-8097 WASHINGTON, D.C.

      Should ‘essential’ federal employees receive additional shutdown pay?

      The U.S. government violated federal labor law by failing to provide on-time pay for the legions of federal employees who worked during last year’s 16-day shutdown, a judge ruled this week. The decision, by the chief judge of the U.S.

      A Secret Plan to Close Social Security's Offices and Outsource Its Work

      For months there have been rumors that the Social Security Administration has a "secret plan" to close all of its field offices. Is it true? A little-known report commissioned by the SSA at the request of Congress seems to hold the answer.

      Reasonable Accomodation

      Ergonomic Chairs

      Special chairs can be ordered through the Regional Office if you need one because of medical issues. If you require one as a result of a medical condition the request is supported by a physician's statement on a "Request for Special Needs" form. Special Needs ergonomic chairs are usually related to your stature. If you weigh in excess of 300 lbs. or are over 6 feet tall, or are under 4'11" or weigh less than 100 lbs. you do not need a physician statement.

      Ask your manager for the special needs form. Once the form is received, the manager should fill out an SSA 393 and send it to Regional Office. They should then send it to Baltimore. If no appropriate chair is available from the Division of Furniture Support (DFS) you can contact the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity (OCREO) and file a request for reasonable accomodation. 

      By: Tim Roark

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