WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AGAIN
The Executive Orders 13836, 13837, and 13839 no longer impede our Union rights the way they once did. The Judge heard our case against the implementation of the Executive Orders and on August 25, she ruled in our favor on several key points. This is great news~ Several of the provisions of the Executive Orders were invalidated and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued guidance to all Agencies instructing them to comply with the court order; on August 30, SSA notified AFGE that they would comply with OPM’s guidance.
This means -Our Union official time was reinstated, our office keys were returned, our bulletin board use restored, and we can once again use government equipment to serve you (including .gov email, telephone lines, and copiers/scanners/fax)
It also means you can:
- Talk with your Union rep on duty time
- File a grievance on your appraisal
- Be represented by the Union
- Receive at least 120 days to improve your performance if placed on a performance plan.
- File a grievance on your award.
- Challenge a decision to terminate you through grievance/arbitration.
- Communicate with the Union via agency email
Local 3937 was here for you on our personal time, despite the Executive Orders, and you should keep our contact information handy for future use (Union Cell (206) 519-7630 and Local email email@example.com), but for the time being we are back in business and ready to serve employees of the bargaining unit on Official time, in the same capacity as always, albeit with a renewed sense of grit and determination!
Thanks to all of you who stood by us in our challenge against the EOs’ illegality and thru the chaos and uncertainty they created. Thanks to all of you who weathered this storm along with us, shoulder to shoulder, as a united front. It’s this kind of comradery and collective effort that makes our Union great, and we could never do it without all of you!
In the coming days and weeks, you will begin to see updated fliers and publications posted to your office’s AFGE bulletin board that detail the issues of current importance, including information about our current Contract Bargaining effort with SSA.
While we have had a small victory, make no mistake, we still face several challenges and your support is crucial to the success of our Union.
At stake are contract proposals which would:
- Eliminate the Vision Program
- Limit overtime—to only employees management selects.
- Allow management to maintain files and records on you, without your knowledge.
- Restrict your ability to take and use leave.
- Terminate flextime
- Remove language requiring management to treat employees “fairly and equitably.”
- Limit LWOP for child-care purposes.
- Eliminate oversight of the promotion process.
As we continue negotiations with the Agency to preserve our rights as employees, we should not lose sight of all that we have accomplished so far.
Once again, we thank you all for your commitment and perseverance through these trying times. We, your Executive team, look forward to getting back to our mission of providing a safe, equitable, and productive work environment for each and every employee. We encourage you to reach out to any of us with your questions, concerns, or comments. We remain steadfast in our determination to represent your interests as we go forward in the coming months.
Your Executive Team
Melanie Broady, Local President
Cassandra Butler, Executive Vice President
John Pfannenstein, First Vice President
Laura Novakoski, Secretary
Tammy Peebles, Treasurer
Welcome to the AFGE Local 3937 Website!
If you are not a member, now is the time to join. If you ARE a member, log in or register at left, to access How-To guides for filing grievances, tips on handling investigatory or disciplinary meetings, and a searchable link to the Contract.
Local Business Meeting
To All Members:
AFGE Local 3937's website will notify members of the time and place of the next scheduled Local Business Meeting.
When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Columbia Center (a.k.a Columbia Tower) - Please come in through the 4th Street Starbucks entrance
Food Court Area
701 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-7075
When meetings are held at the ATSC, remember that It is a secure building so remember to have your PIV card and check in with the guard at the front entrance, then come on through to our conference room.
What: All AFGE members are encouraged to attend and participate our meetings, and to bring any topics to the floor for discussion with your Local officers.
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