Dear Members,

Chartered in 1946 by Royal Simms, Local 940 represents the good workers of the VA regional office, Insurance Center and related offices. Our mission is to create and maintain an environment of progressive thinking towards labor and worker's rights.

As President of AFGE Local 940, I welcome you to our website.  AFGE Local 940 values each of its members and strives to provide outstanding representation, advice, and support in pursuit of a fair and equitable workplace. We do this through intensive on-the-job and formal training of our officers.

AFGE Local 940 is staffed with committed officers and stewards who negotiate your working conditions, enforce our collective bargaining agreement, and resolve issues through informal dispute resolution. When Management wants to make a change, they are required by law to engage with the union. When Management violates the contract, the union is there to correct he violation. When you need to work out an issue with a fellow employee or any level of management, the union is here to assist, facilitate, and help resolve those issues.

AFGE Local 940 also handles arbitrations, the last step of a grievance and has a strong track record in fighting against heavy handed personnel actions. Additionally, AFGE Local 940 may represent members before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC.)

Above all, AFGE Local 940 is dedicated to improving the involvement and inclusion of our members. We value our diversity, and gain strength from the contributions of our members. Please stop in to the union office Union office, join our monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month, or send us an e-mail.

When you stop in you can get up to the minute information, advice on issues you are facing or just say hi. At these meetings, you can meet other members, learn about Union activities and benefits, and influence Union decisions through the democratic process. And, of course, e-mail is the best way to get us information about what’s happening on the floor.

AFGE Local 940 is the sole contractual representative for all Bargaining Unit employees at VA Regional Office, Insurance Center, Information Technology Center (ITC), Benefits Products Division (BPD), and IRM Staffs. As such, please do not hesitate to contact us with any concern you have, small or large.

In Solidarity,

Jim Rihel
President
AFGE Local 940


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