TODAY'S Third Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Where: North Penthouse, Large Conference Room

We cordially invite you as a WASO staff person to join your fellow employees at TODAY'S Monthly NTEU Brown Bag Lunch for August 2017.  

What:    NTEU-sponsored lunch presentations regarding the following topics:

           *   The Latest on the Union's Lawsuit Arising out of the 2015 OPM (Office of Personnel Management) Data Breaches.
           *   NPS Move within the Main Interior Building (MIB) -- Wrap-up and Remaining Issues
           *   NTEU Union Convention News  -- A Report on National Issues Facing Federal Employees and How the Union Plans to Address Them
           *   Issues Raised by Meeting Attendees
           *   What to Do if You Receive an Order That Doesn't Seem Proper
           *   What Has the Union Done for You Recently?
           *   Life Without the Union -- What Would be the Consequences?
           *   Much more

When: TODAY, Thursday, August 17, 2017
            Noon, Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Where: North Penthouse, Large Conference Room,  Main Interior Building. NOTE THE ROOM LOCATION. 

We continue to test various spaces within MIB for their suitability to hold our monthly meetings.  The North Penthouse is a very elegant space. It is worthwhile seeing.  You can get to the North Penthouse via the dedicated elevator near the 7500 West hallway on the 7th floor, close to the E Street side of MIB. You can also get there via the 7500 West stairs.  Look for the NTEU signs.

If you are planning to participate in TODAY'S Third Thursday Brown Bag Lunch by telephone, here is the information that you need to know.
Call in:        877-958-6756
Passcode:  8296505

Since last we met, your Chapter 296 leaders have been very busy on your behalf.  We have learned a lot, we have represented your interests in several different settings, and we have a lot to report to you on a wide range of issues.  This is true every month.

"NTEU continues to press its lawsuit concerning the 2015 OPM data breaches that affected the privacy and security of thousands of NTEU members." This is the first sentence of an update that the Union's national office shared with Chapter 296 leaders.  We will share the details with you and let you know how this applies to you.  This one of the little-known benefits of Union membership.

Our most recent move within the Main Interior Building (MIB) is almost complete. We plan to share with you the Union's involvement in this move.  We would like to hear from you if there are any residual issues that we ought to know about.  Also, we haven't forgotten about issues remaining from our Spring move into the building.  We will give you updates on those issues too.

Chapter 296 President Rudy D'Alessandro and First Vice President Ngu Nyindem have returned from last week's biennial NTEU convention filled with useful information.  They will share with you what they have learned.  As you might guess, there was a lot of talk about national political initiatives that would affect Federal workers.  We will let you know what was said and how the Union plans to address those issues.

We will continue last month's approach of asking meeting attendees for their questions and concerns in the middle of the meeting rather than saving that for the end.  Please think about what issues or topics you would like to discuss or learn about.

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