The Cutting Edge - Spring 2017
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Buy American – The Clear Path To Job Creation!
Thanks to your advocacy Buy American legislation is closer than ever to passing. The feedback from Legislators was very good, but as talks on the budget heat up we know that they need to hear directly from you. That is why we are asking you to take the next step to call and speak with your legislator.
Take action now! Text “BUY USA” to 877877 or visit nysaflcio.org/BuyAmerican and sign the petition to make sure your tax dollars are used to BUY AMERICAN.
Reminder: Union Dues
Please note, effective January 1, 2017, the maximum monthly dues are $87.55. Dues for 40 hour contracted work weeks are calculated by multiplying the hourly rate x 2.50; for 35 hour contracted work week hourly rate x $2.20; for 37 1/2 hour contracted work week hourly rate x $2.36, up to a maximum of $87.55. When the hourly rate increases, the dues increase, up to the maximum monthly dues.
Don't Let TPP Gut State Laws - an Op-Ed by Eric T Schneiderman
Read this Op-Ed by the NYS Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that has the potential to undermine a wide range of state and local laws here at The Politico.
Information on Anthem - Empire Blue Cross Cyber Attack
As you may have heard from the news, Anthem, the parent company of Empire Blue Cross, was a target of a cyber-attack on their IT systems and as a result, certain client data (possibly including information about current and former participants of certain group health plan clients) was breached. Anthem is currently conducting an extensive IT Forensic investigation to determine whether Local 94’s members and/or participants of the I.U.O.E. Local 94-94A-94B, AFL-CIO Health Fund (“Health Fund”) have been directly impacted by this breach. We will continually post updated information as we obtain it from Anthem. In addition to obtaining information from the Health Fund’s website, you may also visit the Anthem’s dedicated website which contains information about the cyber-attack at www.AnthemFacts.com or call (877) 263-7995. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE REPORTS OF SCAM AND PHISHING EMAIL CAMPAIGNS TARGETING ANTHEM and EMPIRE BLUE CROSS MEMBERS. These emails may appear to be from legitimate sources and/or contain links for credit monitoring. We strongly suggest that you do not click or respond to them without verifying the validity of the vendor or the firm sending such emails. We also suggest that you take the necessary precautions before handing out your personal information (i.e. SSN or credit card information) over the phone or the internet. Click here to read Empire's press release regarding the Scam Email Campaigns.
Union Plus Mortgage Program Moves to Wells Fargo
Union Plus is pleased to announce that Wells Fargo will be the new mortgage provider for their Mortgage Program. If you are interested please Contact Christine Dawson at 516-445-0521 or email her at Christine.B.Dawson@wellsfargo.com. Click here for further information.
New & Improved IUOE credit card from Union Plus and Capital One®
We're happy to announce the new & improved IUOE credit card from Union Plus and Capital One®- designed to meet the needs of hard-working union members and proudly displays the IUOE logo. Visit the Union Plus Credit Card website to apply for one of these cards or the Union Plus website to learn more about the other benefits offered to members and retirees of participating labor unions.
Hurricane Season is Here
Recent coastal storms Irene and Sandy demonstrate the immense damage and devastation that hurricanes can bring to NYC. Learn how you can prepare. Download the guide Ready New York - Hurricanes and NYC.
New Fund and Union Office Hours
Beginning Monday, Nov. 26th, the Fund and Union office will be open from 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.