September 19, 2022
The House of Representatives on Sept. 15 voted 225-204 to prevent future presidents from unilaterally making federal workers at-will employees by taking away their civil service protections.
Every August, members of Congress leave humid Washington, D.C. and return home for a district work period through Labor Day. It’s a critical time for them to have face time with constituents, hold town hall forums and field hearings, and campaign if it’s an election year.
As a constituent, this is a great opportunity for you to set up a meeting with them to discuss and seek their support for issues that are important to you as a federal employee and union member.
With all the attacks on your voice at work and our union, it’s important that they hear from you. You can set up a meeting with them in their office. You can invite them to visit your facility, so they see first-hand how important your work is to your community and the American people. Or you might find them at public events like town halls and community celebrations.
The Trump administration is implementing its anti-worker executive orders by throwing out existing union contracts and imposing its own management edicts across the government. These directives:
House appropriators passed legislation with a provision that would undo the illegal edicts and protect your union rights. It’s part of the House version of the 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.
We ask you to ask your elected officials to get the House language enacted into law.
Click here for more information about our campaign against the EOs.
Read about how they are throwing out our contracts and trying to purge our union.
The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) is planning a Reduction in Force (RIF) in November that could initially affect 20-30 employees.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is targeting an AFGE local at the National Park Service (NPS) with the goal of decertifying the union, thereby taking away workers’ rights and protections.