As a Union employee within an organization that also contains non-bargaining positions it is easy to notice who is allowed special treatment and who is being constantly harassed, mistreated and disciplined just to slowly find a way to eventually push them out. Having eighteen years of service at a company you once admired and now simply loathe isn’t easy. You work hard to get up Monday-Friday and make it in to only find a different reason to loathe it some more. I have seen t
Dear BFSA membership, This will serve as notice to the membership of the current state of negotiations with the Fund. In order to provide context as to where we are now I will be referring to 2017 when the BFSA initially made contact with the Fund to begin the process of negotiations. In late 2017 the BFSA reached out to the Fund to begin the process of negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. According to past practice, we initiate with a request for the BFSA to ho
The BFSA Executive Board and the Disability Committee have worked hard to bring you an optional Supplemental Short Term Disability Income Insurance coverage through Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Company. The Funds have agreed to deduct the premiums from your paycheck should you choose to enroll in this insurance program.
Transamerica will be coming to the break room in November to present the information regarding this benefit in workshops held in the Break Room du
Negotiations are in progress. Surveys have been distributed and are needed from all Benefit Fund Staff Association members so we can better discuss and voice your concerns. Your BFSA Negotiations Committee has already met twice and our next meeting is set for October 22. Let us be prepared by having all surveys in. If a survey has not been provided please see your floor delegate or contact one of your Executive Board Members. Thank you and we look forward to a successful cont
Attention BFSA members. Our next GMM is scheduled for August 9th and will once again be a lunch time slotted engagement, so please bring your appetite and gather up the information you can only obtain from your Executive Board Members and Delegate body. We have contract negotiations coming up and can truly gain a lot more control if we’re all on the same page. Member participation and feedback is needed now more than ever before, and your input is vital to ensuring our Union
Dear BFSA Members
This post is to officially notify you of the newly appointed Recording Secretary and Reclassification Officer of the Benefit Fund Staff Association.
Ms. Lisa Jankowski of the Pension department has been nominated and unanimously voted in by the Executive Board to take the role of BFSA Recording Secretary. She was officially sworn in yesterday July 26th, 2018.
Ms. Marguerita Escobar of the Medical Claims department and BFSA Delegate has been nominated and
Roger Davis, Mailroom Clerk has decided to make his last day as a BFSA member and 1199 NBF employee after serving 43 years. Roger was celebrated along with his friends and colleagues today as they ate, and reminisced for one last time and demonstrated how much joy and support they each had for him. “I have been a union member since the BFSA got started and will always remember our past Fund manager, Elly Tilson for being so hands on with her staff, and literally knowing all o
The BFSA gifts will be available for pick up today, 4/19/2018 during your respective lunch hours from 12-3pm. Please be mindful of time and drop by the BFSA office on the 9th floor. Alternate date will be made available if you cannot pick up your gift today so please keep an eye out for further emails once date is determined. Thank you all for your support and we hope you truly enjoy your gifts which consist of. Pen, Infusion Water bottle and Souper Mug with soup, crackers an
As another Nor'easter approaches. NYC schools will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 and so is the Fund. Stay home and be safe. Business hours will resume as normal with expected delays on Thursday, March 22. This includes our Hicksville and White Plains locations. #1199 #BFSA
Did you know that one in three U.S. adults is at risk of developing kidney disease? And that common risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure and a family history of the condition? That’s why our Wellness Department’s next Lunch & Learn workshop will focus on kidney health. Monique Hardin-Cordero, senior program manager for the National Kidney Foundation, will cover the importance of maintaining strong, healthy kidneys, as well as the many ways you can minimize your
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our past Fund Manager, Eleanor J. Tilson, on February 22, 2018. Elly, as most of us knew her in the Benefit Fund was a pro-employee, hands on leader who cared for all employees and provided the same respect and dedication to all under her umbrella with no labeling. The words bargaining, and non-bargaining was never mentioned during her years of service, and all who knew her respected, loved and hated to see her leave. El
Don't miss out on Our Annual Staff Health Fair You work hard to help our members access their benefits and stay healthy, so why not take half an hour out of your day to check on your own health? On Wednesday, February 14, you can do just that by stopping by our Wellness Department’s Annual Staff Health Fair for preventive screenings of your blood pressure, vision, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI) and sugar levels. Our own nurses and other healthcare professionals will be st
As many of you know our Wellness Department offers lunch time exercise sessions where trainers come to the Fund and members can take the opportunity of being able to bring the gym class experience to the work place and in turn make yourself feel and look a lot better. I, myself have taken Zumba and Yoga in the past and can honestly say I enjoyed each class and look forward to joining once again. Below you will find one participants account on how she feels since taking these
In collaboration with our company Wellness Department I was glad to attend today's Webinar and take in some very helpful and easy to follow ideas on how to enjoy your holiday and still maintain a healthy diet. With Thanksgiving soon approaching we all know holidays make us forget how to count calories and avoid fatty meals that can easily add on a pound or two before the New Year sets in. I am guilty of enjoying all meals derived from years of thinking its okay to eat everyth
The Social & Cultural Committee would like to thank each and every one who donated monetarily as well as with tangible items during our fundraising efforts for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Your kindness and support is appreciated beyond measure. In total, we raised $1,467.00 and will donate all proceeds toward items needed for these families. These items consist of things from tooth paste, soap and batteries to solar powered charging ports and food. Our mission wa
Thankful to two great GMM meetings. First on 7/13 (NY) and second on 7/17/2017 (Hicksville). Thanks to all our members, delegates and committee volunteers. Together we got through it and united we will continue to flourish. #BFSA #members #Union #Delegates