AFGE Local 1658 2023 Holiday Party

AFGE Local 1658 – Holiday Party


December 15, 2023

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Richard W Menge VFW Hall – Post 6756

25500 Sherwood Ave

Warren, Michigan 48091


Holiday Cheer, Prizes and Entertainment

Dinner served 5:00 pm


Tickets $20.00 each for members and their guest

$10.00 refund given upon check in

In Person Sale begins November 20, 2023


 Contact Echo Hunt TACOM, bldg. 230, Room 136W (586)282-6102

Via mail:

AFGE local 1658

6501 E 11 Mile

Bldg. 230, Rm 136W

Warren, MI 48397-5000

ticket(s) will be held at the front door of the event.


Limited to 150 tickets

2023 Christmas Party flyer

AFGE Local 1658 -The Last Two 2023 Union Fairs – $$ Holiday Cash $$

A message to all Members of AFGE Local 1658


We have signed up 38 new members so far during our current organizing drive.  We have 2 more Union Fairs scheduled for this year, and hope that you can stop by. We will have the latest information of what AFGE and Local 1658 are doing on behalf of our Members and Federal Employees, along with some of our nifty giveaways, and snacks like Ghirardelli Holiday Candy, Popcorn, Danishes, and soft drinks/water.

The last two Union Fairs for this year will be:

  • Wednesday, December 13th, Bldg. 229, 1st Floor, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 20th, Bldg. 231, 1st Floor, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

We will continue to give our $100 Instant Cash Rebate for every New Member and our $100 Instant Cash Rebate for you if you help as the Recruiter. 

One of our Members recruited 3 new Members during the November events and walked away with $300 in HOLIDAY CASH.  So, grab a co-worker, come on down, help us grow our Union, and make a little extra CASH for the Holidays!!

Sincerely and in Solidarity,

Joe Dolan
AFGE Local 1658

Zedrick Brown
AFGE Local 1658

To download enrollment instructions
Click =>Here

Click below to download flyer.

AFGE Local 1658 Union Fairs December 13th 20th

AFGE Local 1658 Stands with the UAW

September 19, 2023

Fellow Brothers & Sisters of AFGE Local 1658,

As all of you are aware, the United Autoworkers Workers (UAW) are currently on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and an equitable pay system.  As the President of this Local, I and our Executive Board, fully support the UAW and their struggle to achieve better working conditions.  As federal workers we cannot strike, but the labor movement is more than just one Local or industry; we are all in this together.   On that note, I highly encourage all Local members, especially retirees, to get involved in this important moment in labor history.  For starters, please visit for information on negotiations and what you can do to assist.  Hopefully, the strike will end soon with a fair and equitable contract so everyone can get back to work.

On a final note, please call your congress person and senators, the last thing we need at this point is another Government shutdown.  Remember, we are all in this together.

Zedrick Brown


AFGE Local 1658



AFGE 1658 Union Member & Family Picnic Saturday July 29, 2023

AFGE 1658 Union Member & Family Picnic


July 29, 2023

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Steffen’s Park – 33000 Garfield Rd, Fraser 48026



Major Crossroads: 14 Mile and Garfield

From I-696: Take the Groesbeck exit, left at Utica Rd,

north of Masonic and turn right on Anita.

Hot Dogs/Brats/Hamburgers

Assorted Sides & Ice Cream

Raffles, Vendors & more!


so we don’t run short on grub!


  Thank you to our Sponsor!

Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz, P.C.

Attorneys at Law

 (248) 691-2200 or @

Picnic flyer pdf


Welcome to a special “Meet the Candidates” issue of The People’s Voice, the newsletter of AFGE Local 1658.  This special issue is intended to give you, the Union member, information on the candidates who are participating in the upcoming Special Election created by the resignation of Officers during the current term of Office beginning in December of 2021 and ending December 2024.

An election of a single Local 1658 officer Area Vice President (AVP) will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 3:30 PM EST.  Balloting will be done by mail ballot.  Ballots were mailed to members on July 14, 2023. Completed ballots will need to be returned in sufficient time to be retrieved by 3:00 PM on August 9, 2023.  No runoff should be necessary because there are only two candidates.

Any member who has paid dues through June 21, 2023, is in good standing and eligible to vote.

This special issue of the newsletter is going to introduce you to the two individuals who are running for office this year.  Some of them may be familiar to you; some of them may not be.  They are all Union members who would like the opportunity to serve the membership of our Local in various capacities.  This is not intended to be, or to replace, campaign literature which any candidate may develop and distribute themselves.

The following pages contain various information regarding the candidates, including their experience, education, past Union offices, and position statements.  Please read these carefully.  The future of our Union Local depends on you.

Questions, comments, or concerns regarding the election should be directed to the Special Election Committee Chair, Zedrick Brown, at 586-282-6102, or e-mail to

This newsletter special election issue was produced solely by the Election Committee.

Please Click on the link below to open the Special Election Issue Newsletter.


Colonial Life/Garland-Hill Agency Inc. Onsite Visit

Brothers and Sisters,
On Wednesday January 31st, 2024, in Bldg. 230, Room 137W (the Union Conference Room), 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM your Washington Approved AFGE Benefits Counselor, Herbert Graham Jr of Colonial Life Michigan, will be visiting Warren to review in detail and provide you with a complete understanding of the AFGE Union Plus Benefits provided to you as part of your Union Membership.
Every AFGE Union Member that stops in and meets our counselor will receive a $20,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy GIFTED TO YOU AT NO COST BY YOUR UNION. This is also the time for those who previously signed up for this benefit to renew their Union Provided Free $20,000 Accidental Death Policy which must be renewed annually.
You will also have the ability to discuss and receive information on Voluntary Benefits that are not only invaluable to you but can help in wrapping a security blanket around your family’s future. Topics will include:
NO HEALTH QUESTIONS AND GUARANTEED ISSUE, Critical Illness Coverage, Accident and Whole Life Insurance
Cancer Coverage, Short Term Disability and Juvenile Whole Life.
There will be no high pressure selling but rather educational and designed to help and guide the AFGE Members through the very complex would of benefits.
Zedrick Brown
AFGE Local 1658

Vaccine Mandate Exemption Request DUE by November 8, 2021!

November 3, 2021

Brothers  and Sisters,

The agency has failed to negotiate with AFGE Local 1658 (UNION) on the impact and implementation of  EO 14043 “Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees” .  The UNION plans to file an Unfair Labor Practice with the Chicago Region of the Federal Labor Relations Authority to force the agency to the bargaining Table on the unilateral implementation of this policy.  Until the Agency comes to the negotiation table the UNION strongly recommends you follow the policy below especially if you are considering filing for an exemption.

DOD Civilians must submit request for exemption no later than November 8, 2021, absent extenuating circumstances.

Requests for exemption must be submitted in writing to their supervisor (Some organizations allow an oral interview).  DoD civilians may use DD Form 3176 (Medical Exemption or Delay) or DD form 3177 (Religious Exemption) to submit your request.

At a minimum, when making a request for exemption, you must provide the following information:

Medical (DD Form 3176) attached: –

1) A description of the medical condition or circumstance that is the basis for the request for a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement;

2) An explanation of why the medical condition or circumstance prevents the employee from being safely vaccinated against COVID-19;

3) If it is a temporary medical condition or circumstance, a statement concerning when it will no longer be a medical necessity to delay vaccination against COVID-19; and

4) Any additional information, to include medical documentation that addresses the employee’s particular medical condition or circumstance, which may be helpful in resolving the employee’s request for a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Religious (DD Form 3177) attached: –

1) A description of the religious belief, practice, or observance that is the basis for the request for a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement;

2) A description of when and how the DoD civilian employee came to hold the religious belief or observe the religious practice;

3) A description of how the DoD civilian employee has demonstrated the religious belief or observed the religious practice in the past;

4) An explanation of how the COVID-19 vaccine conflicts with the religious belief, practice, or observance;

5) A statement concerning whether the DoD civilian employee has previously raised an objection to a vaccination, medical treatment, or medicine based on a religious belief or practice. If so, a description of the circumstances, timing, and resolution of the matter; and

6) Any additional information that may be helpful in resolving the DoD civilian employee’s request for a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

The Agency is still waiting on guidance from Department of the Army in designating the Decision Authority for exemptions.  However, once you have submitted your exemption to your supervisor, in writing (or orally if permitted by your organization) , all actions including potential disciplinary action are suspended until a determination is made.