AFGE Election Win in Minneapolis, HUD Council Election

AFGE congratulates officers who have been elected to the AFGE HUD Council 222 earlier this month at the council’s convention:

Holly Salamido, re-elected President of AFGE Council 222

Local 476 President Ashaki Robinson Johns, elected Council 222 Executive Vice President

Local 476 Secretary Kirk Mensah, re-elected as Council 222 Treasurer.

Lorraine Chambers of Fort Worth, TX, re-elected Council 222 Secretary.

AFGE thanks the officers for their hard work and dedication. Their service is important to our members and the American people they serve.

Minneapolis VA Physicians Vote to Join AFGE

Physicians at the VA hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have voted to join AFGE and become part of the labor movement that stands for good jobs and a voice at work. The new unit, which comprises approximately 180 physicians, will be represented by AFGE Local 3669. Despite obstruction from the VA Human Resources and anti-union emails from individual managers, AFGE prevailed in the election, which took place Aug. 15. Congratulations to all!

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AFGE was back in court last week, defending our victory in the lawsuit we filed against the Trump administration’s May 2018 executive orders, which illegally attempted to limit collective bargaining, due process, and representational rights for federal workers.

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VA to Kick off Privatization Process in June

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to implement a new privatization program in June that will eventually lead to an irreversible dismantling of the VA health care system as more veterans are sent to for-profit doctors and more VA medical facilities are starved for resources.

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