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9 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Union

November 13, 2017

We all want to have a job that allows us to take care of ourselves and our families. Things like paid sick leave, affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement, 8-hour work day, and safe workplaces are important to each of us as an individual and all of us as a society. Not many people, however, know that all the things that we working people enjoy today are a result of union negotiations.

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"Activism is at an All-Time High" Interview with President J. David Cox Sr.

September 29, 2017

J. David Cox Sr. has served as national president of the American Federation of Government Employees since 2012 and was the union’s secretary-treasurer for six years prior. AFGE, an AFL-CIO affiliate, represents 700,000 employees across 14 federal agencies with 310,000 active members. Cox, a former nurse in the Veterans Affairs Department, spoke with National Journal's Alex Clearfield about the federal workforce and why President Trump is “Bush on steroids.”

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Affordable Housing Under Siege at HUD

June 26, 2017

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s mission is “to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.” But looking at the Trump administration’s budget proposal for 2018, the department is no longer interested in doing all that. And HUD employees are not taking it laying down.

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