GO Committee Votes to Approve Mont. Co. CBA

This is what SOLIDARITY looks like. The Government Operations Committee voted to approve the Montgomery County Collective Bargaining Agreement today. You packed the room – and it definitely made a difference! Now, the vote goes to the full County Council on April 25th. We need to PACK THE HOUSE and ensure that they vote yes as well! Wear your gold shirt!

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Tentative Agreement Reached on Wage Reopener for M-NCPPC

Congratulations! We have reached a tentative agreement on your wage reopener!
The agreement calls for a 5% increase overall – 3.5% merit increase; 1.5% COLA effective in the first full pay period after August 1 and a top of grade lump sum of .05% effective on July 1.
Thanks go to the bargaining team who worked tirelessly on this agreement: Jimmy Harris, Stevie Harrell, Aaron Crawford, Guy Broyles, Kevin Anderson, Bobbie Walker, Alicia Knuppel, and Lisa Blackwell.

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UFCW International Scholarship Program

Every year the UFCW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM offers scholarships to UFCW members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values. Since 1958, the fund has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships.*
Past winners have gone on to make significant contributions to society and to the UFCW – entering a range of fields including public service, medicine, law, business, and teaching. Many have returned to the UFCW as staffers, organizers, and community activists who contribute to our mission.
Please click here to visit the UFCW Scholarship Program website and begin your application. 
The 2017 online application process closes on May 8, 2017.
*UFCW-employed officers and staff, and their immediate families are not eligible for this program.

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Local 1994 Public Safety Officers in Montgomery County Win Property Tax Credit in State Legislature

Public safety officers in Montgomery County will now be eligible for a property tax credit in the County up to $2,500 per year thanks to new legislation passed in the 2017 state legislative session. Del. Eric Luedtke introduced the bill and was key in adding Department of Corrections employees to the bill.
“Firefighters and police officers who work here should be able to live here,” said Luedtke, in a Facebook post about the bill. “It’s good for the relationship between these dedicated people and the community as well,” he added.
The tax credit is set to take effect on June 30, 2017.

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UFCW International Scholarship: A Better Life Through Your Union

Every year the UFCW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM offers scholarships to UFCW members or their immediate family members who want to further their education and demonstrate a commitment to their communities and to UFCW values.  Since 1958, the fund has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships.*
Past winners have gone on to make significant contributions to society and to the UFCW – entering a range of fields including public service, medicine, law, business and teaching.  Many have returned to the UFCW as staffers, organizers, and community activists who contribute to our mission.
*UFCW-employed officers and staff, and their immediate families are not eligible for this program.
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