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Our Recent Win on Gender Pay Equality at the VA

October 22, 2018

For the last four years, the union representing workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has been fighting for their female physicians to receive equal pay as their male counterparts. And this week, the union filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to overturn prior case law and offer fair compensation for those female physicians under the Equal Pay Act.

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5 Stories that Matter

October 22, 2018

The President demands 5 percent spending cuts from every agency, Federal retirement claims are up, the White House tries to replace Interior Department IG, and more.

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What’s at stake for federal employees in the midterm elections?

October 22, 2018

In just two weeks, Americans will flock to the polls to cast their votes in the mid-term elections where all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs. The people we elect on Nov. 6 will make policy decisions that will shape the future of our country for years to come.

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Kidney Beans, Brooms, and Voting Rights: Augusta Thomas’ Story

October 15, 2018

Former National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices, Augusta Thomas, knew all too well the struggles people faced just to exercise their right to vote. With Election Day only a couple weeks away, let us honor the memory of NVP Thomas and make our voices heard on November 6.

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“I sat so you could stand”

October 15, 2018

Born in Kentucky during segregation, Augusta Y. Thomas spent her entire life fighting for racial equality and union rights. AFGE will continue to honor her memory and her unforgettable words.

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AFGE Mourns Loss of Two Iconic Labor Leaders

October 11, 2018

The American Federation of Government Employees mourns the loss of two of our union’s beloved former national officers: Augusta Y. Thomas, national vice president for women and fair practices emeritus, and Ken Blaylock, national president emeritus.

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Lawmakers Reject Efforts to Privatize Air Traffic Control System

October 09, 2018

The bipartisan bill funds the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for five years and rejects proposals to privatize the agency’s Air Traffic Control function. The legislation also reauthorizes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for three years and creates, for the first time, an AFGE and TSA management committee to examine the TSA personnel system— including appeal rights to the Merit Systems Protection Board and grievance procedures.

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Planning Your E-Newsletter

October 02, 2018

Advanced planning of your newsletter is the key to a consistent and timely source of information for your members. In this article, we’ll provide a checklist of action items to keep your e-nwsletter on track.

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