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October 24, 2014
What's New at AFGE 3
NVAC Membership Incentive
The National VA Council will be having a membership drive incentive for the entire month of June 2014.  Please see the attached announcement.  How many people can YOU get to sign up where you and them will each receive $100.00??  Good luck to all and happy sign-ups. Read More...
Download: NVAC Incentive June 2014.pdf
January 2014 Minutes Posted
The minutes for the General Membership Meeting of January 2014 have been posted in the Member Resource section of the site. Read More...
Meeting Minutes

Sisters and Brothers,

As soon as the January 2014 General Membership minutes are prepared and approved by the general membership, they will be posted.

In solidarity,


Bonus Bucks
Sisters and Brothers, The Bonus Bucks Program has started from November 15, 2013 through February 28, 2014. For every eligible member you sign up, you will receive $50.00 for AFGE National Headquarters in Washington.  When you sign people up, you will both need to come to the union office at one of our locations and process the form there with either a steward or an officer. Read More...
President Sharbutt

Brothers and Sisters,

Our President, Roberta Sharbutt, will be away for an extended period of time due to a medical condition she is currently experiencing. 

Prior to her departure, she designated me as the Acting President of your Local.  Michele McHenry is the Chief Steward for the Medical Center and Regional Office.  Eventually, a Chief Steward will be appointed for the Medical Center.

I ask that when you send emails to us, you send it to Michele and myself, but please do not copy Roberta as she is not monitoring her email.  She would also have thousands of emails waiting for her upon her return to work at the Medical Center.  I speak with Roberta every day when possible and I will brief her on what is happening.  If you have something that you specifically want Roberta to be aware of, please let us know that in your email to us.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

In Solidarity,

Wayne and Michele

CBOC Elections
Brothers and Sisters, AFGE Local 0003 has won the right to be the exclusive representative for the Registered Nurses, Physicians and the rest of the Title 38 employees at the Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Green Bay, Appleton, Cleveland and Union Grove. We have been trying to represent them for years and have always come up short when it came for a vote. Not this time. Read More...
Your Email Address
Brothers and Sisters, Please check your website account and if you have your government email address listed, please remove it and add your personal email address. Read More...
New Member Incentives

Team Local 0003,

If you sign up an eligible person to join the union, you BOTH must come to the union office (Medical Center or Regional Office or CBOC's) at the SAME TIME in order to receive any new member incentive that may be in place at that particular time.

In solidarity,

Your E-Board

EEOC Victory

Brothers and Sisters,

On Friday, September 14, 2012, the union was informed that an EEO case filed against the Agency (VA Regional Office) was won by the terminated employee and the union!  This case has been going on for 27 months.  With this victory, the Administrative Law Judge determined that the case was proven and the employee will be reinstated to federal employment at the Regional Office, receive all back pay, annual leave, sick leave, any scheduled promotion and/or within grade increases and will be, in EEO terminology, made whole.

The Agency does have the right to appeal, but the Judge made a clear decision for the employee.

A great win for the employee, your union and organized labor as a whole!

Another great benefit of dues paying membership!

In solidarity,

The E-Board

Local Supplemental Negotiations
Brothers and Sisters, Your union submitted a demand to bargain on a Local Supplemental Agreement to the 2011 Master Agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees. We have meetings scheduled and as you know, the union covers the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, the VA Regional Office, and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Read More...
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