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Legislation to Privatize the FAA Cancelled

AFGE Local 200 confirmed media reports that pending FAA Privatization Legislation has been cancelled! This news could not be more welcome! The careers of everyone in AFGE Local 200 were at risk under the proposal. Here is part of House Transportation Chairman Schuster’s official statement: Despite an unprecedented level of support for this legislation – …

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TSP Info

There are 27 pay periods (vs. 26) in 2018 and the deferral limit has increased. What is not so clear is the impact of this. Changes to TSP to start the new payroll year are required by 12/9 in order to be effective in Pay Period 1. If you simply divide the deferral limit by …

Officer Update

AFGE Local Officers conducted a meeting today to discuss the short-term plan for executive officer positions.  Mike Torrence has been appointed Vice President effective immediately.  He will continue to act as Chief Steward (with the assistance of Daphne Atwood).  Elections will be announced in the new year to address permanent positions on the executive board. …

Officer Information

As you should have seen in email, Ron has taken a detail outside our bargaining unit.  In accordance with the local by-laws, Gary Baca (VP) assumes the role of President.  The executive board met last week (Gary Baca, Lori Connell, Daphne Atwood and Mike Torrence) to discuss options both temporary and long-term.  There is an …

Legislative Update from National

As of today, we have made a total of 39,182 patch through calls to the Hill on the budget. That is an increase 9,748 calls in one week! Great job! We are now only about 20,000 to our goal of 60,000 calls. We can reach this goal and we need to do it this week. …

Legislative Update: Budget (From AFGE National)

The GOP Senate FY 2018 Budget passed. No additional amendments to cut federal employee pay, benefits or rights received votes after the two Paul amendments were defeated. Close to 500 amendments were offered. We will continue or lobbying efforts to have the House recede to the Senate language in conference, and continue to lobby the …

Continued Action Needed

Please continue to contact your representatives, efforts are still underway to push privatization. http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/351455-republican-leaders-press-wary-members-to-back-aviation-spinoff