HMC HealthWorks Tip Sheet for July

HMCParks and Recreation Month

As the summer kicks on, we want to encourage our members to buy Union made products whenever possible. We also want to share this month’s tip sheet and newsletter from HMC HealthWorks. To learn more about HMC and how it can help you stay healthier please click here this month’s newsletter.



Fast Track Derailed!

TPP-victoryWashington, D.C. — Today, Marc Perrone, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the largest private sector union in the nation, released the following statement in response to the U.S. House failing to advance fast track trade legislation.

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TPP-All-Across-This-Country-AMP-1Certain politicians are trying once again to fast track trade deals that are bad for our economy. Trans Pacific Partnership makes NAFTA look like kids play.

We must act now! Contact Congress and tell them that American families deserve good trade deals.

We must fight for good jobs.

TPP is: Bad for workers, bad for the economy, bad for America!

Please click here to contact Congress and ask them to SAY NO TO TPP TODAY!

Spring 2015 Local 1996 Newsletter

COVER FOR WEBSITE The Spring 2015 Local 1996 Newsletter is filled with helpful information especially designed for you, our members! Packed inside this edition, you can learn about our International President’s visit with Local 1996 members, Social Security legislation being introduced, helpful benefits links, a small glimpse of many Union Made Spring items, and much more!


Click here for the full Spring Edition.


DSC_6044Every year Local 1996 stewards visit the Georgia Capital. They meet with and discuss issues with their elected officials. In partnership with Georgia’s American Federation of Labor, we made our presence known at the dome! This year’s Lobby Day was comprised of over a dozen Labor Unions from all across the state. Keeping politicians honest and interested in what working families deserve does not stop at the ballot box.Together, we must be diligent in keeping blue collar issues on the front line.

We need you! Please speak with your Union Representative to learn how you can assist.  Help us keep families’ issues and interest alive. Get involved!



DSC_5995Richard Trumka, President of the AFL- CIO, along with Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, [Pictured are Reich on left & Trumka on right] spoke with hundreds of union members in Atlanta this past February.  2014 marked the 20 year anniversary of NAFTA; the North American Free Trade Agreement. Since its inception, it has been disastrous to American jobs and the economy. Now, certain politicians and major corporations are trying to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Don’t be surprised if you have not heard of TPP. [click on TPP for summary video]  It is the dirtiest deal you’ve never heard of!  TPP will hurt good jobs, compromise medicinal safety, allow big corporations to sue our government for “expected future profits” and even limit business regulations that can be imposed by the United States government; regulations that are designed to keep us safe! Regulations that help keep our environment safe! Please click here for a short video and to learn more about TPP and why we need to oppose it!


AnthemAllClearIDIn light of the recent security breach, Anthem is working with AllClear ID, a leading and trusted identity protection provider, to offer 24 months of identity theft repair and credit monitoring services.

This protection is offered at no-cost to members covered by eligible plans. Please click here to learn more about AllClear.


bcbs logoMembers of Local 1996,

As many of you are aware from news coverage, Anthem, Inc., the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, was the victim of a cyber attack in which participant and beneficiary data may have been accessed. Anthem has advised us that information that may have been accessed includes names, birthdays, social security numbers, emails, phone numbers, and addresses. Anthem has not identified any medical information that has actually been obtained in the attack but it continues to investigate the matter. Please click here for more details about this incident.

Winter 2014 Local 1996 Newsletter

December Front Cover WebSite Med ResFor this  Holiday Season learn about the many ways we can shop Union Together. In this edition, find out how you can use a Union facility to make your tax deductible, charitable donations; find additional information on Open Enrollment and much more.  You can read the 2014 President’s perspective on Pg. 2.

Please click here for the Winter Edition Newsletter.