Archived Online Issues & Announcements
February 5, 2021

February 2021

2021 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program

Applications due February 16, 2021

Members or children of members of Local 72-147 or children whose legal guardians are members of Local 72-147 are eligible. Applicants must be high school seniors who are planning to attend a university, college or technical institute in the summer or fall term. Scholarships are one-time grants of $1,500.

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New $100/Week Unemployment Benefit for Mixed Earners – You May Be Eligible

The Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation benefit is designed to provide financial assistance to gig workers, freelancers, and other self-employed individuals who receive artificially low unemployment benefits due to part of their income coming from W-2 wages….  read more

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Pension Relief is “Closest in Years to Becoming a Reality” – Write Congress Today

For many years, our pension fund has been facing terrible choices in its effort to ensure its life and future. All the while, we have been working hard for legislative solutions, making progress in an uphill battle. Due to years of painstaking persistence, pension relief — as AFM President Ray Hair puts it — “is the closest it has ever been in years to becoming a reality.” Time is of essence. Let’s get this across the finish line and ensure the future of our pension fund once and for all.

Tell your elected members of Congress to support the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 TODAY

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Keeping the Family Together

I wanted to take a moment to recognize and thank you for the solidarity and sense of community that WILL get us through these tough times. While we are at the BEGINNING of turning things around, we are also experiencing peak COVID infection rates during this “worse before it gets better” period. And when our members have taken the biggest economic hits in decades, I have seen many of you answer the call…

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Our Sincere Thanks for Helping Us Make a Difference Through Your Dues Support

2021 Annual Dues of $135 are due in January,
or Semi-Annual Dues of $70 are due in January & July.

In consideration of the hardships caused by COVID-19,

Quarterly Payments of $35 in January and April can be made in place of a semi-annual payment.
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Our members come first. If you can’t pay or need help, contact us!

Jazz from Denton, Texas

The Roux
Feb 10, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

To Be Announced
Feb 17, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Hosted by Steve’s Wine Bar in Denton

Live from Shipping & Receiving

The Jonathan Fisher Group
Feb 6, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The John Adams Group
Feb 6, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Hosted by Shipping & Receiving Bar in Fort Worth