LOCAL 1164 UNION MEMBERS MEETING
The next general members meeting is scheduled for Saturday April 13, 2019 in Worcester, MA. Actual location TBD. Lunch starts at 12:00 PM and the meeting runs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
February 13, 2019 - Here is a letter from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) to SSA Acting Commissioner Nancy Berryhill regarding management actions and our contract bargaining. We are asking other members of Congress to join in on the inquiry.
February 5, 2019 - We are visiting Capitol Hill next week in order to meet with the New England congressional delegation. During our visit from February 11-15, we hope to meet with all 33 Senators and Representatives (or their staff) to relay concerns facing our SSA New England bargaining unit members.
January 29, 2019 - With the latest government shutdown now behind us, we anticipate SSA rolling out the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Suitability Review here in the Boston Region based on our public trust positions.
January 15, 2019 - In case you didn’t know, our current contract contains a vision program. Article 9 Section 18 allows for eye examinations and eyeglasses/contacts for those using computers. The agency covers the amount of the exam up to $65, and the cost of eyeglasses/contacts up to $200. You are also given administrative time not to normally exceed 2 hours for all matters.
Unfortunately, the agency is attempting to unilaterally eliminate this program. Please see the contract and form SSA-4067 for further instructions. This is something you may want to act on sooner rather than later before the program ends.
December 11, 2018 - Have you had problems with requesting overtime? Have you been asked to work overtime in full hour increments only? Is your office not offering overtime to address backlogged workloads? If so, we would like to hear from you. Please send us the contact us feature above or contact your area vice president.