1234 Needs You!
Are you the kind of person who takes advantage of others’ generosity without giving anything in return? I didn’t think so, but I am speaking of those who would accept negotiated benefits and allow others to pay the costs. Without your membership you will eventually destroy our efforts for a GS Pay Scale and other benefits obtained through collective bargaining. Why? Because there will be no incentive for anyone to pay dues if the benefits seem to be available for free.
Let’s use the analogy to taxes. We are required to pay taxes because we all benefit from the public goods our taxes buy – bridges, fire and police protection, and courts, for example. While we may object to some of the ways our taxes are used, if anyone could opt out of paying for these public goods, eventually, none of us would have these benefits.
I don’t believe nonmembers know our Union requires much financial and practical assistance and why would anyone allow other people to make the necessary sacrifices?
Membership numbers add credence to our cause. So now is the time to stand up and be counted and join our efforts by becoming a member of AFGE Local 1234 and in so doing become a member of the largest government organization supporting our workforce. Your membership counts!!!