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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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Here’s What Happened When AFGE Attended the AFL-CIO Convention

November 06, 2017

AFGE members and leaders came out in number for the AFL-CIO convention in St. Louis last month. This year, AFGE was featured prominently as the union that has seen an increase of membership for 25 consecutive years despite challenges and attacks on many fronts. AFGE members have shown that when we band together, our voice is stronger and we can accomplish great things. Here’s a recap of AFGE’s presence at the AFL-CIO convention.

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AFGE Local President Elected San Antonio Central Labor Council Trustee

September 15, 2017

AFGE Local 1367, which represents federal employees at Lackland Air Force Base, joined the San Antonio Central Labor Council (CLC) only in January. But eight months in, its local president Eloise Stripling was elected trustee of the council, a group of local labor unions that represent the interests of working people in the community.

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7 Highlights from the APALA Convention

September 08, 2017

Nearly 650 people from dozens of unions and community partners recently gathered in Anaheim, California, to attend the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)’s convention and celebrate its 25th anniversary. This year the convention’s theme “25 Years of Resistance: Organize & Fight” emphasized APALA’s rejection of racism and the anti-worker position.

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