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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pension Article Published In Forbes

Posted by Ryan Moore on April 18, 2017

Ted Siedel recently had two more articles published in Forbes I would like to share them both with all of you. https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsiedle/2017/03/09/rhode-island-state-pension-fiduciaries-history-of-not-cooperating-with-sec/#6d566e3c1389 https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsiedle/2017/04/03/rhode-islanders-gave-their-state-treasurer-a-cookie-now-hes-asking-for-more-than-a-glass-of-milk/#21467a237352

AFSCME Local 2881 Contract Survey

Posted by Ryan Moore on February 28, 2017

Hello all the following link is for the Local 2881 members to write in their comments and concerns for the upcomming contract. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VCMR69D

Union Plus Scholarship Deadline is January 31

Posted by Ryan Moore on January 20, 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for a Union Plus Scholarship, awarded annually to union members and their families, including those in AFSCME. The deadline is just weeks away –Tuesday, Jan. 31, at noon (ET).http://www.afscme.org/blog/union-plus-scholarship-deadline-january-31

AFSCME Family Scholarship

Posted by Ryan Moore on November 17, 2016

AFSCME Family Scholarship

Knowledge Is Power

Looking for financial support for college?  Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member;
  • At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and
  • Have taken the SAT or the ACT.

How to Apply

To apply, you must meet all eligibility requirements as identified above. Make sure your complete application, with all support documentation (essay, transcripts, letters of recommendations, SAT or ACT scores, proof of AFSCME membership, etc.), is mailed together in one envelope, POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, to:

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program
Attention: AFSCME Advantage
1625 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

http://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/afscme-family-scholarship

Pension article

Posted by Lou on August 16, 2016

Brothers and Sisters,

In case you you missed it, there was another not-so-rosy depiction of our pension fund in the Providence Journal recently. See the article here. The article indicated a negative cash flow, due to disbursements outpacing contributions and investment returns.

In some good news, congratulations to the Local 2881 scholarship award winners: AnneMarie Martella, Jordan Ferris, Clara Crawford, and Megan Wood. We hope that the award goes to good use in your future education.

Thanks
Local 2881 Executive Board

August updates

Posted by Lou on August 9, 2016

Brothers and sisters,

– Thank you to all who came to the summer outing recently. We appreciate your participation and hope you enjoyed the time spent with your union brothers and sisters.

– You may have seen our pension fund in the news lately: RIFuture.org, and ProvidenceJournal.com.

– If you are interested in joining the Local 2881 executive board, please contact Carmino Paliotta or Joe Antonio. There is currently a vacancy in a trustee position.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!
The Local 2881 Executive Board

July updates

Posted by Lou on July 18, 2016

Brothers and Sisters,

Just a few quick updates and items of interest:

Don’t forget about our Summer Outing – 2016 Summer Outing Flyer. There will be food and fun for all! Some folks have been saying, “But why is it at just a Knights of Columbus hall?” Just a Knights of Columbus hall?!? This isn’t just any Knights of Columbus. It’s got bocce courts, room for volleyball, and it is right next to Governor Notte Park! Notte Park has a beach, playground, tennis courts, fishing access, and a canoe/kayak put-in area!

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! You also get two (yes 2!) hours of administrative leave to attend the outing. We get so little these days, that we would hate to lose our free time off due to low ticket sales.

Also don’t forget about the Local 2881 Scholarship 2016 application packet. Applications are due July 31. More information and instructions are in the application packet.

Pension links, anyone?

As always, feel free to contact any of us with questions and concerns. See you at the outing!

Thanks,
Local 2881 Executive Board

Good news!

Posted by Lou on June 24, 2016

Brothers and sisters,

Nothing but good news in this post! Congratulations are in order for two members of the Local 2881 family! Jordan Ferris (son of Ed Ferris) and Annemarie Martella (daughter of Joe Martella) are 2016 recipients of the Giovanni Folcarelli Scholarship, awarded annually by Council 94. When you see your union brothers Ed and Joe, congratulate them and their children on their achievement!

Also, the details of the summer union outing have been finalized. Full information can be found on the flyer which was e-mailed out today. It can also be seen here: 2016 Summer Outing Flyer. We will be enjoying our outing at the Knights of Columbus at 1675 Douglas Avenue in North Providence. Food will be provided, and there will be access to the beach and playground at Governor Notte Park. Tickets are available from Carmino Paliotta, Joe Antonio, Gina Friedman, Lou Maccarone, and Greg Baribault. The ticket price is $10 for members and $10 for guests and children over 16, with proceeds going toward the Local 2881 Political Action Committee funds. Children 16 and under remain free. Hope to see you there!

Thanks,
Local 2881 Executive Board