Because of AFGE Local 1020’s relentless fight, the Department of Veterans Affairs Marion National Cemetery in Indiana decided not to contract out some cemetery work for good.
AFGE previously reported that the local was able to stop the VA from outsourcing cemetery work traditionally done by VA employees. But the local also suspected that the agency would try and move forward with the contract again. It did try to go forward with the contract. But because the local kept the pressure on, the agency stopped the contract for good.
AFGE congratulates the local on a job well done!