LOCAL 1164 UNION MEMBERS MEETING
The next general members meeting is scheduled for Saturday January 12, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Logan Airport Chelsea located at 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. Lunch starts at 12:00 PM and the meeting runs from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
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.
December 10, 2018 - Fellow union members,
Please be advised of our next general members meeting on Saturday, January 12, 2019. This event will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Logan Airport Chelsea located at 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150. (Click for map)
We understand that your off time is valuable, but we encourage you to attend this meeting.
October 25, 2018 - A message from National President J. David Cox on the executive order appeal by the government:
On Thursday, Oct. 18, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the Trump administration’s request to expedite responses to its appeal of a U.S. District Court ruling striking down the bulk of three anti-worker executive orders affecting 2.1 million federal employees.
I applaud the appellate court for rejecting the administration’s request to expedite the schedule, which AFGE and other unions opposed. The court was correct to deny the government’s motion because the government failed to show good cause for an expedited briefing schedule or that a return to the status quo, which prevailed for 40 years, was likely to cause irreparable harm to the government.
At its heart, this case is about the administration’s attempts to deprive 2.1 million workers of their rights to work with agency management to address and resolve workplace issues such as sexual harassment, racial discrimination, retaliation against whistleblowers, improving workplace health and safety, and enforcing reasonable accommodations for workers with disabilities.
The appellate court’s action means that the District Court’s well-reasoned order striking down the bulk of President Trump’s executive orders will remain in place while the appeal proceeds.
As always we will continue to keep you updated on new developments through our AFGE communications channels, so make sure you and your coworkers visit www.afge.org to subscribe to email updates, text AFGE to 225568 from your personal cell phone (never your government phone) to subscribe to AFGE mobile updates, and follow us on social media using the links below.
Thank you for all that you do each and every day to keep our union and our nation strong.
J. David Cox
AFGE National President
October 20, 2018 - We received word that the national recruiting rebate ended September 30, 2018. The current rebate as offered by our local is $50 to the new member and $50 to the recruiter effective October 1, 2018.
October 19, 2018 - Our local union will be rerunning the 2018 officer election. Stay tuned for further communication from the election committee. In the meantime, please make sure that your mailing address is up to date on www.afge.org. That address will be used for mailing election material.