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Government Standard: Stand Up 2014

In the latest edition of the Government Standard you'll learn about the important issues in the upcoming midterm elections. [more] 9-2-2014

We Need Unions Now More Than Ever

AFGE National President J. David Cox: As the nation marks another Labor Day, there is little to celebrate for many workers in this country. Millions of Americans work two or more jobs yet remain in poverty, thanks to substandard wages and benefits. [more] 8-28-2014

Care about your paycheck? Stand Up and Vote this November

The outcome of this November’s election could hit government employees in the pocketbook. [more] 8-26-2014

Speaking Out for Federal Workers

Census Bureau Employee Natasha Rozier Was Voice of Furloughed Employees During Government Shutdown [more] 8-27-2014

VA Council Hits 100K Members

National VA Council Welcomes 100,000th Member [more] 8-25-2014

Federal Job Cuts Soar

Government lost 115,000 experienced employees last year alone [more] 8-21-2014

On its 79th Birthday, Social Security Plans Retreat from Community-Based Service

Largest Employee Union calls on Agency to scrap ‘Vision 2025’ plan to close Community Offices [more] 8-14-2014

District 3’s First-Ever Strategic Organizing Meeting a Success

AFGE District 3 led by National Vice President Keith Hill this week held the district’s first-ever strategic organizing meeting to map out organizing plans and help locals grow. [more] 8-14-2014

Walking the Line, Part I

Defending the border is a tough job, but our agents are up to the task [more] 8-13-2014

AFGE's Election Center is Here

Stand Up and make your voice count this election year! [more] 8-11-2014

It’s Time to Fully Fund ICE

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stretched extremely thin, overwhelmed by the complex task of processing and housing the children. Despite the endless waves of immigrants and its work to support the Border Patrol, ICE’s immigration division has become smaller since 9/11. [more] 8-11-2014

AFGE Local Battling 2013 Unpaid Furloughs

More than 900 employees at the Corpus Christi Army Depot who were furloughed without pay for six days last summer due to sequestration will have their case heard by the Merit Systems Protection Board. [more] 8-8-2014

Honoring Agent Vega

AFGE mourns the loss of our brother, Border Patrol Agent Vega. [more] 8-6-2014

NDAA Update

AFGE Stands in Solidarity with APWU to Stop Staples

“We will never shop at Staples until they stop what they’re doing to the post office,” AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. told the cheering crowd of hundreds of postal workers, union activists and allies in front of a Staples store in downtown Chicago. [more] 8-4-2014

I Am AFGE: Suzanne McBride

AFGE member sees union as champion of workers and a stabilizing force in community. [more] 7-30-2014

AFGE VA Locals on Mission to Recruit 100,000th Member

AFGE VA Locals only 1,300 away from reaching 100,000 member milestone during organizing blitz. [more] 7-25-2014

AFGE Calls for Public Review of USDA’s Revised Dirty Chicken Rule

AFGE is calling on the administration to come clean about its plan to privatize the country’s poultry inspection system. [more] 7-25-2014

AFGE fights for $10.10 minimum wage for federal workers

This month, members of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) voted on an AFGE proposal to extend to federal hourly workers the same $10.10/hour minimum wage that President Obama has provided for new federal contractors. [more] 7-24-2014

2014 Election Spotlight: Sequestration

November’s election will determine many important aspects of your future, but one of these issues looms large over the rest: sequestration. [more] 7-22-2014

Senate Rejects Cuts to Commissaries in 2015

AFGE activists played a major role in lawmakers’ decision to reject the Pentagon’s proposed cuts to the Defense Commissary Agency’s budget in 2015. [more] 7-22-2014

Two Easy Ways You Can Save Our Social Security

Social Security Offices are eliminating important services and being cut from communities. Learn how you can help turn that around. [more] 7-21-2014

AFGE BOP Locals in Colorado Work to Protect Veterans Suffering from PTSD

AFGE Locals at a Federal Correctional Complex in Colorado, are working on a project that will change the lives of correctional officers who served in the military and are suffering from PTSD. [more] 7-18-2014

Victory on Social Security

AFGE members helped save an essential service at Social Security Field Offices, but there’s still work to do. [more] 7-17-2014

Pres. Cox named to National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations

Congratulations to National President J. David Cox, Sr. on his appointment to the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. [more] 7-16-2014

AFGE Successfully Blocks Coast Guard’s Plan to Outsource Mailroom Functions

AFGE Council 120 took action after they learned the Coast Guard was planning to outsource the functions of 16 employees. [more] 7-14-2014

I Am AFGE: Meet Gabrielle Martin

Fighting Workplace Discrimination as EEOC Union Advocate [more] 7-9-2014

VA Rebate Blitz continues through Aug. 31

The VA Rebate Blitz was originally schedulde to run from June 1 to June 30 2014, with 1187s being accepted until July 31 2014. Now the blitz will run until July 31 with 1187s being accepted until August 31 2014. [more] 7-3-2014

Independence Day

A July 4 message from National President J. David Cox. [more] 7-3-2014

Parents of Slain Correctional Officer Eric Williams Join AFGE Leaders to Highlight Unsafe Prison Conditions

Jean and Don Williams joined AFGE leaders and Sen. Toomey to push for passage of a bill that would provide protections to Bureau of Prisons correctional officers. [more] 7-3-2014

Appeal Board Rejects TSA's Bogus Charges against TSO/Union Activist

It's no Secret TSA is one of the most anti-worker agencies in the government, but TSA in Norfolk took ridiculousness to a whole new level. [more] 7-1-2014

Family and Service at the VA

AFGE VA Local 2328 member Linda Fitzgerald tells the touching story of her daughter and her service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. [more] 7-1-2014

AFGE Stand Up 2014 Facebook Pages Live

Stand Up and stay informed on important issues in the 2014 Midterm Elections. Find your state and join the conversation with AFGE on Facebook. [more] 7-1-2014

AFGE Boycotts Staples

The U.S. Postal Service is adding more low-wage jobs to the economy by outsourcing work to low-wage employer Staples and replacing USPS workers with Staples workers who average only $8.50 an hour. [more] 6-25-2014

AFGE Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

AFGE leaders and staff share their views on equality, pride and celebrating LGBT Pride month. [more] 6-25-2014

AFGE Praises White House Memo Urging Expansion of Workplace Flexibilities

Presidential memorandum encourages adoption of telework, alternate work schedules [more] 6-24-2014

AFGE Updates – Now On Your Phone

AFGE National Introduces SMS Text Message Program for Local Updates And Action Alerts [more] 6-23-2014

Border Patrol agents go beyond call of duty to cope with influx of immigrants

Border Patrol agents along the Rio Grande Valley are coping with a record high number of unaccompanied juveniles and immigrants from Central America crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. These apprehensions are straining the border enforcement system and diverting agents’ attention from traditional law enforcement duties. [more] 6-19-2014

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