I wanted to invite you to join the American Federation of Government Employees, Local 910. AFGE is the largest union for federal employees with over 300,000 members. See attached enrollment form (i.e., L910 E-Dues flyer) and information highlighting the value of union membership. You can sign-up from you mobile phone, home computer, or in the union office and it just takes about 3 minutes to enroll.
In addition to being able to access representation/assistance, as you did this morning, there are a multitude of benefits to union membership. Locally, we sell $5 movie tickets to AMC or B&B, $20 World of Fun/Oceans of Fun tickets until sold out, $8 Renaissance Festival tickets until sold out, $5 union t-shirts, host quarterly Lunch & Learns, and give annual holiday gifts to our members. You’ll also get a 1 union t-shirt and a new member give when you join. Here’s a link to a comprehensive list of AFGE national union benefits: https://www.afge.org/member-benefits/
P.S. This is an extra great time to join AFGE due to our Bonus Bucks program. You would get a check for $100 for joining and your recruiter (AKA: any non-union officer/steward that encouraged you to join) would also get $100!
Please let me know if you have questions!
Attached directions. Step 1 to 4. Step 4 is the recruitment info. Please email me your recruiters name when you join so I can look for the check in 30 days.
If a member wants to sign up, they need to do it on line.
The new member can do this from their phone, or from their home computer/tablet.
The union works with members to get them a fair schedule, fair and equal working conditions, telework assignments.
We help members write self-evaluations and help with promotional steps. We also help with many mediations, EEO, grievances, arbitrations.
We offer ½ price tickets movie, WOF, renfest , lunches every quarter. 5 dollar t shirts. Lunch and learn has guest speakers. (2 times 11am and 6pm)
Now is a great time to join the union because national office (Washington DC) is offering the VA employees 100 dollars to join!!
Also, your recruiter will receive 100 dollars ( a recruiter is any current union employee, but no one in the union office)
The checks for 100 dollars are given to the employee/recruiter about 30 days after they turn in the form. Via outlook announcement.
Benefits of joining the union are as follows:
National office also has hundreds of discounts including loans, credit cards, lawyers, car rentals, etc.
Hope all this info helps you decide that the union is right for you. We also help with self-evaluations, scheduling conflicts, unfair labor practices, unfair tours, unfair moves, promotions, etc.
Here’s a link to a comprehensive list of AFGE union benefits: https://www.afge.org/member-benefits/
Please understand that AFGE Local 910 has nearly 1,200 dues paying members and we are obligated to prioritize our time and resources to assist them. As such, we can only represent non-dues paying members on discipline matters.
Forms of true discipline are: