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!

Recent AFGE News:

Department of Education Aims to Bust the Union By Terminating New Contract

March 19, 2018

The Department of Education, having made headlines over the past year for its attacks on both teachers and students, has now launched its newest attack directly at public employees. In a violation of the law, the Department of Education implemented a management edict that aims to kill the union and deny workers their legal right to representation

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Why Courts Matter

March 19, 2018

AFGE's Legislative Conference highlighted the importance of worker mobilization on not only legislative issues but the importance of who we elect in office, which in turn will influence who is nominated to serve as a federal judge for a lifetime appointment.

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Celebrating Women Trailblazers in the Labor Movement

March 19, 2018

March is Women’s History Month, and we know that unions make a difference in the lives of women, their families, and their communities all over the world. Here are a few examples of outstanding women who have inspired us and paved the way for the next generation.

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