AFGE Local 1647
UPDATE ON what “YOU can do to continue to help get the WG employees at TYAD the PAY they deserve!!!!
All, the following link is for public comment on the Proposed Rule With Request For Comments on the issue of Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst portions of Burlington County, NJ, and Ocean County, NJ. In this proposed rule there is statements that mirror the issues going on here at Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD), employees and local managers indicate that the TYAD has been presented with morale and management challenges by having employees at the Depot paid from two different Locality Wage Area. This poses challenges to the efficient operation of the installation. Please take the time to comment on this proposed rule and comment that the same morale and its effect on production is the same here at TYAD as it is at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The link is as follows: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/07/20/2016-17029/prevailing-rate-systems-redefinition-of-the-new-york-ny-and-philadelphia-pa-appropriated-fund
ANNUAL MEMBER APPRECIATION BBQ
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 2016 @ 5pm
VFW Post 509
1917 Goodwin St
Tobyhanna PA 18466
Come join AFGE Local 1647 for our annual Member Appreciation BBQ. Price is $5.00 for Union Members which includes 1 ticket for raffle prizes, food & refreshments. Price for Non-Members and Member guests will be $20.00 which includes food & refreshments and is non-refundable. In addition, with current membership drive, eligible Non-Members that join AFGE will get a joining bonus of $100.00 along with $15.00 back and a raffle ticket. Must be present to win raffles and only 1 ticket per attendee. Must have ticket to attend. See a steward or stop up the Union office to sign up and get your ticket!!!
For more information call 5-7789
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY SEPTEMBER 8TH 2016 BY 1630!!!
NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR!!!Take Action: 5.3% Catch-up
IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress.
Everyday expenses are on the rise but your pay has not kept pace. You've paid your fair share and the proposed 1.6% pay increase for 2017 just won't cut it. That's why AFGE is leading the fight for a 5.3% catch-up wage adjustment.
AFGE Actiivists APP
These are the instructions for installing the AFGE Activists APP on a smart phone. Now you can write your Representative and Senators from any where in the world...
Please do not install this app on a government cell phone. Personal cell phones only.
As you know we ask our legislative and political activists to do a lot: build Congressional relationships , stay up-to-date with legislative issues, help with the AFGE PAC, and more. Sometimes it can be a lot to keep track of, which is why we are excited to be introducing the AFGE Activist App, a mobile app that will put everything you need in the palm of your hand.
With the AFGE Activist App, you can instantaneously:
• Call or message your lawmakers
• Report back
• Access to the AFGE PAC App
• Find talking points, talking points, fast facts
• And more…
To download the app, simply search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search “AFGE Activist App.”
We’re excited to share this new technology with you and hope that you’ll be just as excited to use it. Please feel free to share it with any AFGE members and please also let us know if you have another items you think we should add to this APP in the future.Linda Albanese
Political Director & Director of Field Mobilization
American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
80 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS on what to do to help get the NY LOCALITY PAY here at TYAD!
On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the FEDERAL PREVAILING RATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE met at the 609th meeting of the FPRAC. At that meeting the committee voted to abolish the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area and move Monroe County to the New York City wage area and the other counties in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area to the adjacent wage areas. Officers of AFGE National, AFGE Local 1647 as well as Bob Morgan from Representative Matt Cartwright’s office spoke on the pay disparity at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Emily Ackerman, staff member from Representative Lou Barletta’s office, was present at the meeting to show support as well. Additionally, Letters to Acting Director of OPM, Beth F. Colbert, from Senator Robert Casey, Representative Matt Cartwright, and Representative Lou Barletta regarding the pay disparity at Tobyhanna Army Depot between GS and FWS employees were presented for review. We need ALL TYAD employees and their families to call your Senators and Representatives and thank the ones that are supporting us in this issue and to ask the ones that aren’t to send a letter or call Acting Director of OPM, Beth F. Colbert, and ask OPM to issue the regulation to move to abolish the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area and move Monroe County to the New York City wage area and the other counties to the adjacent wage areas. When calling your Representatives and Senators, identify yourself as a constituent, tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message asking them to send a letter or call Acting Director of OPM, Beth F. Colbert, and ask OPM to issue the regulation to move to abolish the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre wage area and move Monroe County to the New York City wage area and the other counties to the adjacent wage areas. Ask for your senators or representative’s position on this issue and ask for a written response to your telephone call. Phone numbers are listed below.
The time to act is now, call today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Senator Bob Casey- 202-224-6324
Senator Patrick J. Toomey- 202-224-4254
Representative Tom Marino- 202-225-3731
Representative Lou Barletta- 202-225-6511
Representative Charlie Dent- 202-225-6411
Representative Matt Cartwright- 202-225-5546
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