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2014 AFSCME Council 13 Scholarship Application
AFSCME Council 13 2014 Scholarship Guidelines and Application for Members Only is now available online. Submissions accepted March 1 - June 1, 2014. Hard copy application will be featured in the Winter 2013 Council 13 Connection.
Council 13 Ed Dir. Elected CLUW Vice-Pres.
11/22: On November 15 Carla Insinga, AFSCME Council 13 Education Director, was elected to serve as a Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) Vice-President at the 17th Biennial CLUW Convention in Reno, NV. 500 delegates, including delegates from Council 13, took part in the 4 day conference focusing on "Moving the Working Women's Agenda Forward". Sister Carla said, "My union sisters and brothers continue to lift me up. Now I need you to hold my hand and walk alongside me the next 4 years!" Congratulations, Carla!
Time is Running Out to
11/22: Deadlines to register for PEBTF wellness screenings are fast approaching. January 31, 2014 is the last day to obtain a wellness screening at an onsite event. January 1, 2014 is the last day to have a wellness screening performed by your doctor. It's easy to register online. State employees must successfully complete a wellness screening as one of the requirements to earn the Get Healthy 3% contribution waiver beginning July 1, 2014. Without the waiver employees will be required to pay the full 5% of annual gross base salary for health care benefits - with the waiver employees will only pay 2%. Register today!
Be Part of the Conversation!
11/19: This Thurs. (Nov. 21) at 7:30 p.m., CWA Pres. Larry Cohen and AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders will host a tele-town hall conference call. All members are encouraged to participate! This will be a candid discussion on the challenges that face workers, retirees and the future of the labor movement. Click here to register for the call.
Shortly before the call on Thurs. evening, AFSCME will call you at the number you provided when registering and will connect you to the call.
Right-to-Know Appeal Information
11/13: Today a notification of the Right-to-Know request for SERS members and their home addresses was sent out by the Office of Administration to employees under the governor's jurisdiction. As with other requests, employees can individually request this personal information not to be made public. The commonwealth has stated that it will release home addresses for SERS members unless you file a request for an exception. More Information. Exemption Form.
C13 Steering Committee Endorses McCord
11/1: After interviews with six gubernatorial candidates at Council 13's headquarters today, Council 13's Steering Committee unanimously endorsed State Treasurer Rob McCord for governor in the 2014 primary. The Committee also unanimously endorsed Judge Jack McVay, Jr. for Superior Court Judge, and retention of Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Ronald Castille and Justice Max Baer; and Superior Court Judge Jack Panella and Judge Susan Peikes Gantman. Press Release
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