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Friday, December 15, 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.


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.

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.

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).

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

Interesting links

Posted by Lou on February 9, 2016

Brothers and sisters,

Today, Local 2881 pledged $1950 to Ted Siedle’s latest crowd-funding effort to raise funds to investigate the real estate investment portion of our pension fund. See the Kickstarter page for more information.

Another interesting article that was published today is an article on The author lays out an argument for using the RICO Act as the basis for investigating potential misconduct with our pension funds. It’s fascinating and you can find it here:

Lastly, Governor Raimondo revealed her budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which can be found and dissected at the Governor’s web page at the following links:

As always, feel free to contact us via e-mail or the comments below if you have any questions.


End of 2015…

Posted by Lou on December 30, 2015

Brothers and Sisters,

2015 has certainly been a tough year for union members allover the country, not the least of which being here in Rhode Island. But I urge you to remain strong, remain cohesive, and remain unified against those who look to weaken our collective power. Whether it be nationally, as a result of whatever decision is rendered in Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association or big corporations gorging on profits while the wages of their lower and middle-class workers remain stagnant; or in our state, where we have made major concessions in our benefits in the last several years. We cannot thrive without a concerted effort from every member in our fight against those who seek to weaken us. We need you now more than ever. We hope that you will be more involved in 2016 and be willing to continue to work with us to create a better condition for all of us in Local 2881.

In other news, we left our December meeting without an approved budget. Our next meeting will be announced shortly, but the main item on the agenda will be to approve a 2016 budget. The draft budget has been distributed twice, but if you have not seen it, please see Lou Maccarone for a copy. And please bring your ideas and potential amendments to the next meeting so that we can solidify our budget for 2016.

Also, as of December 31, Local 2881 has pledged $3000 to Ted Siedle’s crowdfunding effort for investigating the RI Pension system’s real estate investment underperformance. Please consider making a contribution to ensure that the pension managers are held accountable for the fund’s underperformance.

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and have a safe, healthy and happy new year!

Local 2881 Executive Board