January 17, 2020
We must continue to fight for the same issues that Dr. King sought to change. Dr. King’s Day is a time to honor and remember Dr. King himself and his calls for justice as a civil rights leader.
AFGE's Field Services and Education Department is offering two online classes that will help you become a top-notch union rep.
Online Health and Safety Essentials Quiz
Interested in learning more about health and safety issues in the federal workplace?
Join Miguel, AFGE’s digital health and safety specialist, as he takes you through an interactive online quiz to test your knowledge of your rights and responsibilities under Executive Order 12196 and CFR 29 Part 1960. Topics include the role of the union, anonymity, inspections and investigations, and OSHA procedures.
The online learning module is free, self-paced, and accessible via afge.org at or via AFGE Learn at http://educationtraining.afge.org/Health_and_Safety_Essentials/story_html5.html.
AFGE Steward Essentials
Are you a new steward, or just looking for some formalized training on steward roles, responsibilities, and best practices?
Join us at AFGE Learn to participate in our free, self-paced, 100% online training – Worksite Representation: Steward Essentials. The training includes online modules on a range of topics, including legal frameworks of Steward duties, how to represent members in formal meetings, and grievance handling.
Over 150 AFGE stewards have earned their virtual badge for completing the Stewards Essentials online course, with very positive feedback: “a tremendous and invaluable experience;” “so much information into an easily accessible package;” “I feel confident with the knowledge I received from the training to help our employees.”
EPA employees are joining together to articulate a bold new vision for the agency through a 10-point EPA Workers’ Bill of Rights.
The first AFGE Veteran of the Year awardee is Roslyn Austin-Stewart, an Air Force veteran, out of Local 2429 in District 12! An award ceremony will be held during the union’s legislative conference next month.