ACT Chapter meetings are held every 4th Thursday of each month.
Our next chapter meeting is Thursday, April 22
upon a time there were no unions in the National Guard Technician
Program. The employees were neither state workers nor federal workers.
In almost every state there was no retirement system, no health
insurance, no life insurance. Employees could not negotiate labor
agreements nor did they have access to grievance procedures. Working
conditions were intolerable.
answer to the problem was association and in 1960 thirteen New York
technicians got together and decided to unite - ACT was born. Today,
thousands of technicians have joined and enjoy representation under ACT.
For many years, under ACTís leadership, your fellow employees, many
now retired, fought long and hard, with many personal sacrifices, to get
federal law changed to provide technicians coverage under the federal
in 1968 President Lyndon Johnson signed ďThe National Guard Technician
Act of 1968Ē into law. Vincent J. Paterno, past President of the
Association of Civilian Technicians was presented the pen used by the
President of the
We are engaged in a struggle that could possibly result in the end of the technician program. If the Defense Department and the National Guard Bureau are permitted to continue their present plans, all civilian technician positions will be converted to military positions. (read more)
* George Durley
ACT is a National Labor Organization representing the National Guard Technician