As President of Local 1504, both I and my Executive Board welcome you to our site

This site was designed to keep our bargaining unit employees and union members informed on important matters relating to our workplace, workplace rights, our union and our fellow brothers and sisters. Our "Contact" page has links, by name, that will make your "trip" into our Local 1504 website easy.
If you have any suggestions on how to make this site even better, please feel free to provide me feedback at Also, if you are a newer employee to Fort Lewis, "Welcome!" Never has our need to build membership, communicate and "fight the good fight" been more important!
In Unity

A Workers' Bill of Rights Passed at the AFL-CIO 2017 Convention

Oct 25th, 2017
The right to a good job with fair wages
Read it here

Rising COLA Falls a Little Flat

Oct 20th, 2017
Social Security beneficiaries will see a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment
Read it here

H.R.2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

Sep 24th, 2017
The entire NDAA for 2018
Read it here

Congress lands three hits and three misses on our national defense

Sep 24th, 2017
Opinion on the 2018 NDAA effect on the DoD. What do you think?
Read about it here

These 3 Legislative Victories Prove We Are Stronger Together

Sep 24th, 2017
Activism of AFGE members pays off
Read about it here

AFGE Condemns Racism, Asks America to Come Together to Defeat Hate

Aug 20th, 2017
In response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia
Read about it here

Federal Employees, Federal Benefits and Debt

Aug 20th, 2017
The national debt and its impact on federal employees
Read about it here

Washington has updated the distracted driving law: Q and A to common questions

July 17th, 2017
People driving under the influence of personal electronic devices will be fined $136
Read about it here

100 Democrats, 9 Republicans Say They’re Not Supporting Trump’s Plan to Cut Federal Employees’ Retirement Benefits

July 7th, 2017
Our strongest objection is how the proposals break a promise to employees and retirees
Read about it here

New Video: 4 ways Trump’s budget slashes income for federal workers and retirees

June 15th, 2017
Budget delivers huge tax breaks to CEOs and wealthy on backs of federal workers, retirees
Watch it here

Summer Heat Safety Tips

June 27, 2017
Know how to stay safe in summer weather
Read about it here

The Article Archive:

The list of articles for the past 12 months
Please note, some links may not work


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Did you Know?

If you are called into a meeting with management and you believe that the questioning could in any way lead to your being disciplined or terminated, or affect your personal working conditions, you have the right to request that a Union representative or Steward be present at the meeting. Without representation, explain that you choose not to answer any questions.

Freedom's something our people in the Military earned a long time ago, a better life for our people, the Union earned for a very long time, but it doesn't end there. We have to keep on earning it or it will disappear. Support our Veterans and their families and THINK UNION.

News and Information

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Subject Author Date
Five Things Unions Have Done For All Americans Frank Schatzer 2016-01-08

About AFGE

The union is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and divided into 12 geographical districts consisting of some 1,100 Locals. Over one-half of AFGE's members are consolidated into agency-wide bargaining units. Agencies with the highest concentration of union membership include the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Justice.

The Labor Union Movement in America

The story of organized labor is part of the story of America. Here is an article that gives a bit of insight on where we came from: An American History of Labor

Joining AFGE

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Today's Date is
Friday, November 17th, 2017.

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General Membership Meeting Time and Location

Every Third Thursday of the month 1730-1830 at building T1143 9th Division Dr and Stryker Ave.

Joining AFGE 1504

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