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Our Union Kicks off 41st Convention as Threats Mount

August 06, 2018

Our union has faced life-threatening challenges before, but these threats are different. We have politicians in the White House, the House, and the Senate who are hell bent on wiping us out. We have never had our union contracts unilaterally annulled, our union volunteers kicked out of offices, our work fighting injustice severely restricted or denied. That’s why this national convention is extremely important. The stakes have never been higher – and that's why our 41st Triennial National Convention is so important.

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AFGE On the Rise: What We've Accomplished Together

August 06, 2018

A lot of things have happened since our last national convention in 2015 – a new administration, hiring freezes, anti-union executive orders – just to name a few. But our list of some of our accomplishments below shows that our union is most powerful when we all stand together to protect our rights and democratic values.

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Senate Approves 1.9% Raise for Feds Next Year

August 06, 2018

Because of your activism, the Senate has approved a 1.9% pay raise for federal workers next year. This modest pay adjustment would help prevent federal employees from falling further behind next year and help federal agencies recruit and retain the high-caliber workforce that the public expects and deserves.

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America Before Social Security

August 06, 2018

Eighty-three years ago, on Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act as a safeguard "against the hazards and vicissitudes of life." Today, Social Security single-handedly keeps 22 million Americans out of poverty. We are better off today because generations before us demanded that our government do something to save us from poverty as we enter old age.

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5 Stories that Matter

August 06, 2018

Senator Rubio’s plan to fund family leave with your retirement savings, the EPA chief Andrew Wheeler’s past lobbying ties attract scrutiny, and more. Here are the stories you need to know this week.

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VIDEO: We Are America's Workforce!

July 30, 2018

From putting the first man on the moon to ensuring your food is safe to eat, federal employees, like you, make profound differences in our lives every day. Your union is proud to represent these fine men and women, and help them do their jobs better serving the American people. That’s why we’re launching the America’s Workforce campaign – to tell our stories and show the country the important work we do!

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