Attention Members: Steward Elections in December 2018
For all members interested in becoming a steward in AFGE Local 2139, there is an announcement regarding the elections on the member home page. Please register for the website and find out how you can be the next steward in your office.
If you are a member and you are looking for election information you will need to log in to the website. The information is posted on the Member Home page, which is behind the firewall. If you have never registered, it only takes a few minutes. If there is a problem with registration, please email Recording Secretary Jacob Wiles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unions’ Approval Rating Hits a 15-Year High
September 14, 2018
Why Your Coworkers Need to Join Our Union Now
With all the new anti-federal employee laws, pending bills, and Executive Orders, you may feel federal employees are the sole target of politicians. In reality, these politicians have been coming after all working people for decades.
The all-out war on working people was started because of the fear and greed of big business: Unionized workers have bargaining power to negotiate for better wages, health care, retirement, working conditions – basically a better life. But that better life for workers cut into the profits of big business.
To get richer on the back of workers, these business interests have their allies in Congress and state capitals around the country do their dirty work for them. Big business supplies politicians with campaign contributions. Politicians churn out anti-worker laws restricting our rights and efforts to form and join a union.
But with our collective voice, we can fight back and win!
Working people need each other now more than ever. Those who have a union in their workplace but haven’t joined need to join because our power lies in standing together and using our collective voice. When we stand together, we win!
Need proof/an inspiration?
The teacher unions, which face the same verbal and real attacks like we do. Teachers are overworked, underpaid, and very much vilified. States freely cut taxes for the wealthy, then try to balance the budget by slashing teachers’ pay and retirement. That’s why teachers from West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and Virginia raised their collective voices loudly and took to the streets to demand a raise and respect. They pushed back and made good gains on their pay and funding for education. These teachers are an inspiration to us all.
Join us today!
If your coworkers haven’t joined our union, ask them to join us today.
We have started our #RedForFeds campaign to begin building the movement until we have every federal and DC government employee standing up together and collectively demanding that they be respected, their rights be protected, their pay be improved and the worksites be better places to work. So join us today!