It was a tough, hard fought year for AFGE activists working at depots and arsenals nationwide. Their livelihoods depend on provisions in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, a policy bill that authorizes programs at the Department of Defense. Thanks to support from their elected officials, they were able to prevent cuts that would have devastated their families and local economies. The bill passed the House on Nov. 5 and sailed through the Senate Nov. 10. It was signed by the President and became Public Law 114-92 on Nov. 25, 2015.
Here are the highlights of our activists’ hard-fought victory:
AFGE congratulates our activists and thanks Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah, Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia, Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington, and members of the bipartisan House Depot Caucus for their support.