AFGE Rallied for a 5.3% Raise and We’re Just Getting Started

Categories: Workers Rights

Hundreds of AFGE leaders and activists gathered in Washington D.C. in February for our Legislative and Grassroots Conference Mobilization Conference. See what happened with photos and video—and learn how we're prepared to keep up the fight for workers rights and fare wages all year long:

We rallied.

Icy, cold temperatures don't stop our members. We marched to the Capitol on Feb. 9, 2016 to rally for fair wages. Watch the highlights for a minute and 30 seconds of inspiration:

 

We captured.

Speakers who moved us to our feet. Trainers empowered us with knowledge. Colleagues became friends and comrades.

See more inspiration? Check out the #RaiseUp2016 hashtag on Twitter.

We spoke up.

This year, AFGE members attended more than 380 legislative visits. In each meeting we spoke up and voiced our concerns directly with decision makers and their staff.

See the visits through our members' eyes:

We're not going to stop here.

We make progress on fare wages and workers rights all year around. And that's why our text program sends you real time updates on the issues that matter most.

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