Welcome to NFFE Local 2196
From the President's Desk
Greetings Brothers and Sisters of Local 2196! My name is John M. Chapman, (the M stands for Marvelous!) and I am your President and chief negotiator
for all of us CIO workers. Today is a big day in our locals history. We ,the IT folks for the FS, now have our own website,(your looking at it!)
I, and the rest of the officers and Stewards are excited to present to you an avenue for you to explore more in the Labor world and to also better
inform yourself of your rights and benefits as a Federal Union Member. With the creation of our Local 3 years ago, and thru today, I have wanted
a better way to communicate important information, ideas and news to all of you without filling up your inbox. I feel in this day and age, having
a website to inform and guide you to where you need to go will work great for us. Being spread out across the country like we are does not give
a lot of time for face to face contact. We are including a brief bio and a picture of the officers, Stewards and Partnership Council members on
the site so you can put a picture with the name.
I hope for this to be a monthly column so we can be discussing current events. Thanks for tuning in and checking us out. Any suggestions for this
column or website should be addressed to me at (530) 968-5323.
As required under our by-laws, we are preparing for an election of all positions within the Local. To be able to vote, you must be a member.
Our elections will be by absentee ballot only and you must be a member of our local, or transferred into our local, with at least 1 year as a
member of the union to qualify for holding an office. Officers to be elected are: President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Recording Secretary,
3 trustee positions. The process starts in Sept with a call for nominations over a one month period. The next step is to compose the ballot and send
it to all for voting over the next one month period. After the votes are counted, winners are announced and the 3 year terms start in January.