Local 528 – Council 94 – AFSCME

Roosevelt Hall Kingston, R.I. 02881

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Brothers and Sisters,
SATURDAY FEB 27TH 10AM-12PM STOP & SHOP JOB ACTION SELECT LOCATIONS INFO SENT IN SEPERATE EMAIL
SUNDAY MARCH 6TH WELLNESS INCENTIVE CREDIT #8 DUE TO BE COMPLETED
TUESDAY MARCH 8TH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 11:30AM MU (lunch served)
SATURDAY MARCH 26TH RI COUNCIL 94 CONVENTION
TUESDAY APRIL 12TH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 11:30AM U-CLUB
SATURDAY MAY 7TH WELLNESS INCENTIVE CREDIT #8 DUE TO BE COMPLETED
TUESDAY MAY 10TH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 11:30AM MU
(As other events are confirmed will keep you informed)
Reminder the deadline to change over from “paper check” to direct deposit is 6/30/2016 this is a result of a change in the law (2014). Please be advised it can take up to 3 pay periods/ 6 weeks to complete the change to direct deposit. Forms are available in the Union Office .
Many of you may be wondering how the death of Justice Scalia will affect the Friedrich’s currently before the SCOTUS. There are differing opinions and several scenarios that could potentially play out. Much will be determined based on how/ when a replacement can be confirmed. One thing is for certain we are not “out of the woods” with Friedrich’s in addition there are other cases very similar to Friedrich’s that have been filed in lower courts throughout the country including one out of Westerly, RI. Our diligence, commitment to our work & to each other must remain in place. We must remain steadfast in protecting our jobs!
 Below please find a few explanations on where we stand in regards to Friedrich’s & the current make up of the SCOTUS. The second link is from our adversaries at CIR. I included this link because it is important we understand where our enemies are coming from in there efforts to dismantle the modern American Labor Movement.
We expect to have contract books available at the March 8th Membership meeting
Sick Bank open enrollment will begin on March 8th and end on May 1st. Any member wishing to enroll in the Local 528 Sick Bank this is the time to do so. If you have already enrolled in the past you do not need to re-enroll. More info at the March membership meeting 3/8.
In Solidarity

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