Local 528 – Council 94 – AFSCME

Roosevelt Hall Kingston, R.I. 02881

mmcdonalduri@gmail.com – Phone: 401-874-2100 Fax: 874-2538

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The wellness rewards program will begin on December 22nd please see the attached flyer for additional details or visit www.wellness.ri.gov
A reminder to those of you who signed up for the FSA in December the money you put on your card will be available to you on December 28th and begin coming out of your checks on the 16th of January. The next opportunity to sign on for the FSA is during the May/June open enrollment. see attached for more info
Also please take a moment to review the healthcare plan as the negotiated changes (deductible) will take effect Janury1st 2015. additional information is available at http://web.uri.edu/local528/ or see attached for more details
So far the food and winter clothing drive has resulted in over 200lbs of non-perishable food items being donated. We are still taking donations through end of December. Thanks so much for your help. Also if anyone is interested in volunteering for the food drive committee for next year please contact the Union Office. The winter clothing will be distributed on Monday 12/22 @ Council 94 (look for media coverage 6 o’clock news). Through your efforts twice as much winter clothing was collected than last year! Thank you!
Contact information for the new General Assembly will be available in the near future. If your Rep/Senator did not change the current contact info should be accurate.
THE PENSION LAWSUIT
Judge Taft-Carter has granted the state’s motion for a jury trial, she has also set a trial date for April 20th 2015. Preparations continue for trial and will do so throughout the winter leading up to the April 20th trial date.
Colonial Ins will be on campus once more this month they will be in RM313 MU on 12/23 from 9-2PM
Local 528 Christmas/ Holiday Party will take place on 1/13/2015 @11:30AM in the MU ballroom. I look forward to spending some time together and would like to especially encourage our Brothers and Sisters from GSO, WAJ, and CCE to come by and enjoy a nice meal prepared by our Brothers and Sisters in Catering.
Lastly I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a safe, enjoyable, and happy holiday season.
In Solidarity,

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