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The purpose of this guide is to provide national and local AFGE leaders and stewards with at-a-glance information on each of the benefit programs.

Information has been limited to listing the highlights of each benefit program, as well as answers to the most frequently asked questions. In addition, restrictions, limitations and features unique to each program are provided to avoid misunderstandings from the start and insure that no program is misrepresented. This is to avoid "damage control" that can negate gains in our efforts to increase visibility and attract new members.

Used correctly, The AFGE Benefits Program can be instrumental in organizing new members and in the retention of existing members. These benefits are the immediate reward for being an AFGE member. In some cases, using these programs can equal or exceed the cost of membership. The Legal Program alone has a value of $150 to $200 a year.

This manual is published by the Membership and Organization Department which
recognizes that benefit programs help to meet the needs of our members. We are interested in hearing from the field about which programs you find to be the most popular or effective in achieving our goals. We would like to hear from you in this regard so that successful organizing drives can be shared from district to district.

The final section is an outline of talking points which may be used in a "Lunch & Learn" or a new employee orientation. We recognize that a wide variety of benefits are needed to appeal to the largest number of employees.

We also recognize that, as the labor movement evolves, unions must endorse the kind of benefits that help to meet the needs of the membership beyond the worksite. AFGE has these organizing and retention tools. It is you, AFGE's leadership, that will make these tools work. We are here to assist you in building AFGE into an even more powerful union. With you, we will achieve our goals.

Toll-free Benefits Line:
(888) 844-2343

Programs are subject to change.

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