We want to thank all of you who participated in today’s rally. Your enthusiasm in support of the cause was electric! We only wish that we had more than 10% of our members.
We are going to give you another chance to participate. We’ll be holding another rally soon.
For those of you who believe that your participation is not vital, we leave you with the following:
"In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
-- by Martin Niemöller, prominent German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor, best known as the author of the poem First they came....
Rally for Justice – Wed., Oct. 1st @ Noon – North Plaza
DOL manager Eric Raps has cost the DOL over a million dollars in discrimination payments and legal
fees. Bennett Gamble has been personally honored by several Secretaries of Labor. Can you guess
which one was removed from the FPB and terminated without just cause?
Something is amiss.
Jul 8, 2014
Brothers and Sisters in OSHA;
Recently, Local 12 requested all members interested in filling 50 Steward positions apply. Unfortunately, we received 51 applications, or, one too many. At the last Executive Board Meeting, held on May 20, 2014, the Officers voted to conduct the election in the Agency of OSHA to eliminate the extra one.
June, 2, 2014
Please review the attached document carefully if you believe that you are eligible for the overtime case that the union filed in August of 2006. The actual claim for time for the claim begins in August of 2003 going forward.
Agency Vice-Presidents Nominations (AVPs) for the following agencies/divisions:
Office of the Secretary
Ms. Liz Hamman-Bolstein
Mr. Gregory Green
Employee Benefits Security Admin. and OWCP
Mr. Darren D. Foster
Ms. Tina Bynum
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mr. Scott Paris
Employment & Training Administration
Hello Local 12 members,
With the help of AVPs Tina Bynum and Judith Weinberg, please use the below guidelines for PeopleTime and the Core Hours. Please direct any questions or concerns to your AVPs and Stewards :
Hello, Bargaining Unit members.
Hello Local 12 members,
The By-laws Committee members apologize for the earlier mix up and request that you conduct a side by side review of the proposed By-laws against the current by-laws. The changes in the proposed By-laws are reflected by RED FONT.
I am sorry for overburdening you with so much email today, however, while Congress fiddles, we need to move forward with the Union’s efforts to work with the new Secretary to improve the morale and leadership at the Department of Labor.
We are pleased to announce that the new collective bargaining agreement is effective as of today’s date. The new agreement will be posted on the DOL Intranet no later than close of business tomorrow. We will work with management as quick as is possible to produce hard copies of the new collective bargaining agreement to distribute to the employees and supervisors.
As many of you are aware, there are efforts to reduce post office service throughout the country. One of the sights under discussion is the Post Office in the Frances Perkins Building. Attached is a survey concerning the FPB Post Office. Obviously, the larger the response we provide the greater chances that we can keep the Post Office open.