Please find attached the newest version of the SF-1187. If the download does not work, please click this link and it should open up.
This is the form employees complete when they wish to join the union.
You will note that there are several key changes compared to previous editions of this form.
At the bottom of this form, you will see that there are sections for rebates. This section may no longer be applicable as AFGE has stopped giving rebates.
In Section A, there is a letter C and a letter L. The C means Council; we are Council 073. The L means Local; we are Local 2139.
The top says "Please print in BLOCK UPPERCASE LETTERING using black ink". Please comply. Blue ink, pink ink, and all other colors of ink do not easily copy or scan.
We must have the full Social Security Number. AFGE and DOL require it. If the employee does not want to provide the full SSN on the SF-1187, please call Treasurer Mike Bennett at (972) 814-9986 and provide it so he can enter it into the AFGE MyLocal database.
The e-mail address cannot be dol.gov. We must have a non-government e-mail address.
Please note that this version of the SF-1187 is clear that AFGE wants personal e-mail addresses (NOT GOVERNMENT E-MAIL ADDRESSES).
After the new member completes the form, please scan it and e-mail it to Treasurer Mike Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the employee signs the form, it becomes an official government form and can be scanned and e-mailed using DOL equipment.