MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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1. THREATS TO OUR RETIREMENT SECURITY

In Nevada, efforts are underway to cut government responsibilty for our public pensions and retiree health insurance subsidy.  Protecting our benefits is the #1 reason for sticking together in the Nevada Retirees Chapter 4041.

2. AFFILIATION WITH AFSCME

AFSCME - the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Emplyees, AFL-CIO - is the nation's leading public-sector union with a membership of 1.6 million.  Nearly a quarter million are members of AFSCME Retirees - the largest organization of public retirees in the U.S.A.  No organization has more experience fighting and winning for retired public employees.

3. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

In Nevada, AFSCME counts thousands of working and retiree members.  The bigger we are, the stronger we are.

4. POWER TO WIN

Alone, each of us is powerless.  But when public retirees join together, we have clout with lawmakers and retirement systems.  The result is clear: dependable pensions with annual COLAs; comprehensive health care benefits; and a strong Medicare program.

5. SUPPORT FROM THE WORKING MEMBERS

The Nevada Retirees Chapter 4041 has the full upport of the working members of AFSCME in Nevada who share our concerns about retirement security.  They provide us peripheral assistance and help us protect our retirement security.

6. A NATIONAL NETWORK OF RETIREE CHAPTERS

The AFSCME Retirees have chapters across the country that share information on public-sector benefits and work together on federal issues, such as Medicare and Social Security.  Only a national organization has the ability to lobby U.S. senators and representatives nationwide on critical bills in Congress.

7. LOCAL RETIREE MEETINGS

The Nevada Retirees Chapter 4041 holds meetings where members can socialize and get the latest updates on benefits and other topics of interes.  We also sponsor education conferences and special events.

8. INFO ON RETIREMENT ISSUES

Members receive subscriptions to several informative publications: The national AFSCME WORKS magazine; PrimeTIME, AFSCME's national retiree bulletin; and Nevada Retirees Chapter 4041 "Senior Moment."

9. AN EXPERIENCED STAFF

No other organization has more expertise on public-sector issues than AFSCME. The staff includes budget analysts, labor economists, lawyers and professional lobbyists - all helping  us protect and improve our retirement benefits.  In addition, the Nevada Retirees Chapter 4041 has a dedicated group of retiree leaders, who monitor issues and respond to member requests.

10. MEMBERS ONLY BENEFITS

Members of the Nevada Retirees Chapter 4041 are eligible for the benefits of the AFSCME Advantage program, which serves many consumer needs.  Benefits include a low rate MasterCard; theme park and car rental discounts; a pet services plan; legal services discounts and more.