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1 AFGE Local 997 Labor Briefing Briefing by ROSA V. TIMMONS, President


3 MISSON STATEMENT To provide government services to federal workers To ensure government workers are treated fairly and with dignity Work to secure the largest federal pay increase since 1980

4 International Profile Largest Fed. Employee Union Membership: 220,000 (active/retired) Number of Locals: 1,100 Workers Represented by AFGE: 600,000 Men and women in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia. Government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.

5 International Profile Chief Executive Officers (Cont’d) Total federal workforce (excluding postal)—1.75 million employed by Fed. Gov.; 250,000 based in the Washington, D.C. area, metropolitan area; 1.5 million work in field offices throughout the U.S. The majority work in federal offices across the nation as mechanics, lawyers, correctional officers, environmentalists, nurses, mine inspectors and more. The range of jobs performed by both D.C. and federal government employees is impressive—and so is their work.

6 History 42 founders from a variety of federal agencies created AFGE in 1932. AFGE believes that all unions should belong to the house of labor and has been nationally affiliated with the AFL-CIO since AFGE was founded in 1932

7 National Headquarters AFGE is based in Washington, D.C., and provides comprehensive services for members including legal, legislative, technical, political and informational assistance. Chief Executive Officers : John Gage, National President J. David Cox, National Secretary-Treasurer Andrea E. Brooks, Director, Women's/Fair Practices Departments

8 American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO 80 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 737-8700 National Office Directory District Offices Directory National Office Directory District Offices Directory

9 Highest Membership Concentration (Cont’d) Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Justice.

10 Occupational Diversity: Food inspectors, nurses, printers, cartographers, lawyers, police officers, census workers, OSHA inspectors, janitors, truck drivers, secretaries, artists, plumbers, immigration inspectors, scientists, doctors, cowboys, park rangers, computer programmers, foreign service workers, airplane mechanics, environmentalists, writers.

11 Organizational Structure: We have 12 regional district offices, each directed by a national vice president, administer support services to locals. AFGE bargains for working conditions and terms of employment under Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act. The pay and benefits of federal workers are established by Congress thought the legislative process. AFGE lobbies and testifies extensively on issues important to government workers.

12 12 Districts AFGE District Offices Dis

13 5 TH District Charlotte Flowers National Vice President 6724 Church Street, Suite 2 Riverdale, GA 30274 Phone: (770) 907-2055 Fax: (770) 907-2051 District 5 represents the following area: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Local 997 falls under the 5 th District

14 Local 997, Union, Maxwell/Gunter Local President – Rosa V. Timmons Local 997 represents over 2,500 BUEs at Maxwell AFB & Gunter Annex We average 250 Dues Paying Members Office Located: Gunter Annex Bldg 1510 RM 324 Union Meetings Monthly, 3 rd Monday, 5:30 Tel: 279-9733 Fax: 279-9787

15 Union Dues –Payroll deductible Dues 17.55 Bi-weekly Allotment authorized from employee ‘s pay Call (334) 279-9733

16 997 works with various Agencies Various Labor Relations Officers JAG Arbitrators MSPB – Appeal Issues, Various Judges FLRA – Work Unfair Labor Practice Issues, Work with various Attorneys and Investigators EEO Office, etc.

17 Local 997 works with various agencies Labor Relations Officers JAG Arbitrators (A 3 rd party neutral) –Selected, Federal Mediation Panel Listing Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) – –Atlanta, GA Federal Labor Relations Authorities (FLRA) – Unfair Labor Practice Issues – We work with judges, attorneys, investigators, etc

18 We encourage all BUES to read AFI 36-704 AFI 36-704 addresses adverse actions. –Various Administrative Actions –Oral Admonishment –Reprimand –Suspension > 14 Days –Change to a lower grade –Removal –Reduction in Grade –See Attachment 3, a must read!

19 Annual Union’s Events Picnic, summer time Thanksgiving Fest/Learn Program Christmas Party/Learn Program Regular, Lunch/Learn Programs –at Maxwell MAFB & Gunter Annex

20 Having Problems at Maxwell AFB or Gunter Annex call (334) 279-9733

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