Dear Arizona and Nevada Communities, Businesses, and Patriots,
Majority of TSA employees in Arizona and Nevada are Union Members of our Local. We wish we could support everyone of them, but the reality is, we can’t. A tremendous support has been received from passengers, shareholders in the airport industry towards TSA employees at airports in Arizona and Nevada. The support does not extend to the home, to their families. If you or your organization is in a position to donate to our Emergency Relief Fund, please do. All funds received from donations will be distributed to Union Members on a priority basis (Single parents with kids, parents with kids where both parents are TSA employees, etc.).
Please contact us at [email protected] ! Thank you for your support!
Dear Union Members and Bargaining Unit Employees,
It is a sad time that we have to post resources for Union Members and TSA Employees to obtain aid during this partial shutdown. Below you will find information that potentially can assist you and your loved ones. Anything Helps right now!
As the Shutdown grinds on into record breaking territory, the need for assistance and relief among a large number of our members is reaching critical mass. To that end, the AZ AFL-CIO through the Labors Community Service Agency (LCSA), is trying to coordinate resources for those members hardest hit by the Shutdown. The LCSA has experience in this area having, just recently, run the Emergency Relief Fund for the #Red for ED campaign here in Arizona. The AZ AFL-CIO has tasked them to do the same with the shutdown. LCSA is asking that you distribute this to your members in need. Once completed and signed by a local officer you can forward them via fax to LCSA. Because there are limited funds and resources, the LCSA staff will assess the applications and direct resources based on need using the same criteria they used during the #RED for ED campaign. Resource distribution will begin on Monday January 21st, 2019. At this point, resources and cash are limited and the most that can be awarded is the equivalent of $100.00 total in goods, gift cards and cash until we either get more donations or the fund runs dry. There is an active solicitation campaign for donations going on throughout the labor community and elsewhere so as donations increase so to will the amount of relief we can give to hurting members.
In order to obtain the form, please download the form from the sub-page under the shutdown info, fill it out, and email the completed form to [email protected] . A union official will verify your current member status and finalize the form, submitting it to the LCSA. Please note: You have to be a Union Member to qualify for the assistance program through the LCSA. Please join if you are not!
United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line that helps people find local resources they may be eligible to obtain 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services to eligible individuals, including:
■ Supplemental food and nutrition programs;
■ Shelter and housing options, and utilities assistance;
■ Employment and education opportunities;
■ Services for veterans;
■ Health care and mental health services;
■ And more.
Call 2-1-1 and speak with a live, highly trained service professional in your area from any cell phone or landline. All calls are private and confidential, and assistance is available in multiple languages. Or visit www.211.org to locate organizations in your community that provide support and assistance to working families in their time of need. To find a local United Way in your community and learn about potential additional resources, visit www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-way
Washington Federal Federal Credit Union,
located at 9340 Sun City Blvd. #103 Las Vegas, NV 89134 702-638-1236, Provides 90 day interest free credit loans to federal employees! Check them out at www.washingtonfederal.com
Credit Union West
Offers a shutdown relief loan, up to 24 month term, 0% interest, up to $6,000. Please check them out at https://www.cuwest.org/ to apply!
American Airlines Credit Union
Americal Airlines Credit Union is offering financial assistance to all TSA employees with a personal loan up to $1200. We checked with the local branch of American Airlines Credit Union about the terms and requirements for the loan. The terms are 3 months, 1% interest, no payment for 45 days from loan inception.To apply for the loan, visit your American Airlines Credit Union branch, located at your airport or visit their website to apply online at https://www.aacreditunion.org/home.aspx
Food Boxes and Food
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, located at 20615 E. Ocottilo Rd, in Queek Creek, AZ will be having a food bank at the church on Monday, between 0800-1100!
Additionally for East Valley!
East Mesa Baptist Church, located at 725 S. Ellsworth Rd, in Mesa, AZ is holding a food drive at 1645 each Sunday. If you show up and present your PIV or state that you work for TSA, Pastor Hughes will give you a ham and turkey! You can reach Pastor Hughes at 480.986.9827 for additional information.
ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is offering a free bowl of Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs + Spaghetti through Jan. 23 (or until the shutdown ends) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at all U.S. locations.
Waldo’s BBQ has announced that all federal government employees and their families not receiving paychecks may receive free dine-in meals at Waldo’s every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. until the shutdown is resolved. The offer is good at both Waldo’s Mesa and Gilbert locations. Simply show a federal government employment ID and you will receive a complimentary dinner including an entree, side dish and drink from a menu created especially for this difficult time.
Barrio Cafe (home to Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza) is making a similar offer. The restaurant is offering furloughed government employees to stop by and show your “Zero Net Federal Government pay stub” and matching I.D. The meal and dessert are free. The restaurant is offering: “A beer or SinPaga Margarita for $1.
THE BRASS TAP
The Brass Tap in downtown Gilbert wants to thank government workers for their service by offering 50 percent off all handheld menu items Monday-Thursday from open through 6 p.m.
RIOT HOSPITALITY GROUP
(Farm & Craft, Hand Cut, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, El Hefe and Riot House)
All weekend long, local restaurant group Riot Hospitality Group is offering furloughed workers a break at their nine Valley-area restaurants. Those include Farm & Craft, Hand Cut, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, El Hefe and Riot House. Simply show your Federal government ID and receive a free entree Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 20.