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 mario.padilla.afge1504@gmail.com. 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

Honoring Our Everyday Heroes 15 Years After 9/11

September 9th, 2016
Its been 15 years since the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed our world forever. Read the article here.

The VA's Uncertain Future

September 9th, 2016
On September 7, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a hearing on the controversial "Commission on Care" recommendations to dismantle the VA health care system. Read the article here.

Jobs with Justice

September 9th, 2016
The Jobs with Justice Impact Report 2015-2016 Read the article here.

AFGE Membership Soars to Record High

August 5th, 2016
305,345 members a continued testament to the growing strength of our movement. Read the article here.

VA Hospitals Get Top Marks After Surprise Inspections Nationwide

August 12, 2016
Following the wait list scandal, the independent Joint Commission conducted surprise inspections at VA hospitals across the country, and you may be surprised at what they found. Read the article here.

How Do You Achieve Big Goals? Make a Big Plan.

August 12, 2016
Working people at Local 2302 know that by working together, they're stronger together. And they've got a big plan to tackle an ambitious goal. Read the article here.

Commission on Care Recommends Closing VA Hospitals, Pushing Millions of Veterans into For-Profit Care

July 11, 2016
As expected, the Commission on Care, released a final report on July 6 that calls for shutting down some VA medical centers and sending more veterans to for-profit providers for their care. The Commission, a group that was created by Congress to recommend ways of improving veterans’ health care, included four high-level private hospital executives who would profit from privatization and not a single mainstream veterans service organization. Read the article here.

Sweet Cookie, Soggy Deal

July 11, 2016
When it comes to outsourcing the jobs of hard-working Americans, the motto of Mondelez International, (the maker of Nabisco snack products, like Oreos, Chips Ahoy and Ritz Crackers) seems to be "that's just the way the cookie crumbles."Read the article here.

Your Union Family Just Hit a New Record High!

July 11, 2016
AFGE has consistently broken membership records, and June 2016 was no exception. With 1,514 new members joining the AFGE family, we ended the first half of the year 304,310 members strong - another record high! Read the article here.

The AFGE 1504 2016 1st Quarter Newsletter

May 16th 2016
The 1st quarter newsletter is available in the Members area. For a password request, click here.

Employee Assistance Program

Spring 2016
Here is the Spring Newsletter from JBLM Employee Assistance Program.

Older articles located in the Archives

Warning!

If you are a business contacted by any company, organization, corporation, individual or individuals stating they represent or are affiliated, or connected, or are part or belonging to American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1504 (Fort Lewis Washington) be advised that you are being contacted about a BOGUS Publishing Company.

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
New Beginings Matt Hines 2016-01-06
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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Information

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Saturday, August 20th, 2016.

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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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