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August 23, 2016
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Bergen County Wellness Program Continues

As you may be aware, the Union and The County of Bergen have had ongoing discussions regarding Health and Safety.  This included the creation of a Health and Safety committee that meets regularly. We also discuss various ways to keep you healthy. Many members have asked about discounts for joining a gym.  The County, through your medical plan, now offers such a benefit.
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Download: 8-18-16 Pound Exercise Flyer.pdf , Know Your ABCs Worksite Wellness Session.pdf , HorizonbFit_Member FAQs.pdf

Candidate Endorsement Survey

Local 755 invited all of the candidates for County Surrogate, Sheriff and Clerk to attend the June General Meeting. We have also posted information on the 'Meet the Candidates!' page. Please take a moment to read about the candidates and then take the survey.  The link can be found here, below OR at there is another link at the end of the articles on the Meet The Candidates! page.
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Unions unite to fight for Pension security

CWA represents a majority of NJ State employees.  The Legislature is voting to put a referendum on the ballot that would require the Governor to make quarterly pension payments.  This will save tax payer money and bolster the pension system that is in need of the funding that Governors have failed to put in.
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New Jersey top court sides with state in high-stakes pension case

Read full story and video content at this link: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/09/ The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that retired public employees do not have a contractual right to receive increasing cost-of-living adjustments, a decision that is expected to save the state billions of dollars.
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President calls 'Bingo!'

Under the Union contract, President Joe Gautier is released from his regular duties to visit with the membership once a month.   By day, Joe is a County employee working for the Health Department as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.  In laymen's terms, he is a Health Inspector.
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Meet The Candidates
Mike Dressler explains why members should reelect him to the Surrogates Offfice.
Meet The Candidates
Manny Alfonso, Candidate for Sheriff asks for Local 755's suport
Meet The Candidates
Hector Olmo, Candidate for Clerk, answers questions
Meet the Candidates
John Hogan, Clerk, addresses the membership
2016 Shop Steward Training
Presidents Joe Gautier and Ken Russell address the Local 755 and 655 members
Shop Steward Training 2016
The Stewards
Shop Steward training 2016
Labor Relations Representative, Mark A. McCart educates the stewards on internal organizing

Linda Wicks from the County Clerk's office is sworn in by President Gautier and Mark A. McCart

Laura D'Amico takes the oath of office as new Steward for Spring House
Happy Sul Nal!! (Korean Lunar New Year)
President Joe Gautier with Palisade Park Senior Center Director, Kay Song.
New Shop Steward for Bergen's Place With Joe
Lynette Kymack takes the oath of office.

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Local 755 Executive Board Meeting
Sep 05, 2016
The Union Office Room 396 One Bergen Plaza Hackensack NJ 07601
Local 755 Monthly Meeting
Sep 21, 2016
One Bergen County Plaza Hackensack, NJ 07601 The Learning Center (Rm. 460) or the 1st floor Multipurpose Room (Cafeteria)
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