AFGE Local 1273 sent 4 delegates to the 2016 NVAC Convention held in San Jose, California. The delegates represented 470 votes from Local 1273.
There was one constitutional amendment offered to raise the Per Capita Tax from $1.50 to $3.45. An amendment to the proposal was voted on by secret ballot of all delegates present. Per Capita Tax will increase to $3.00 starting January 1, 2017. Among other things, the increase will support lobbying and arbitration.
Seven resolutions were offered, one by AFGE Local 1273 and six others by Council 249 (representing Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming). The resolution by AFGE Local 1273 failed in committee and would have encouraged locals to recoup any monies spent on training from the individual sent on behalf of the local if the individual failed to attend and participate.
Only one of the remaining six resolutions was adopted: directing the NVAC to partner with VA Central Office to develop and implement initiatives to combat bullying in the workplace.
More information will be delivered at the November, 2016 Membership meeting.