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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Go Local Prov Article

Posted by Ryan Moore on August 9, 2017

Good Afternoon Members, Just wanted to share an article that was posted on the go local prov website Yesterday (August 8th). Regarding Ted Siedle. http://www.golocalprov.com/news/could-ted-siedle-win-race-for-ri-attorney-general

COUNCIL 94 LOCAL 2881 2017 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Posted by Ryan Moore on June 21, 2017

Its that time of year again. Local 2881 scholarship award applications are now being accepted.  Application package must be received by August 1, 2017.  Missing or incomplete submissions will disqualify an applicant. The topic of the essay will be “If someone told you that unions are unnecessary for workers in today’s environment, how and why would you refute that statement, and how will this influence you as a working adult?” Essay and instruction form can be downloaded below. Thank you and good luck to all! Local 2881 2017 Scholarship Forms

 

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