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June 18, 2018

Democrats in Congress demand a reversal on pension cuts to government workers, more journalists are unionizing, and more. Here are the stories you need to know this week.

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Is the Supreme Court Poised to Undermine Union Rights?

June 08, 2018

Labor unions play an important role in securing rights and protections such as health and safety, family and medical leave, overtime, and fair treatment. But the wealthy don’t want workers to come together and negotiate for a better life. An important case pending in the Supreme Court, Janus v. AFSCME, is an example of how these special interests are trying to destroy the labor movement and our democracy.

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Celebrate Your Union Dad

June 08, 2018

The labor movement is all about solidarity and appreciation for one another in our union family. On this Father’s Day, show your appreciation for the union dad in your life with union-made gifts at our very own AFGE store!

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Register Now! New Local Officers Orientation Webinar

June 08, 2018

The webinar will cover subjects such as legal duties under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and Civil Service Reform Act, how the AFGE Constitution defines local officer roles and responsibilities, fiduciary duties of all union officers, running local elections and local meetings, and basic strategic planning best practices for a “strong and effective” local union.

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AFGE Sues President Trump Over Executive Order

June 04, 2018

On May 25, President Trump signed three executive orders that chip away at due process and collective bargaining rights for federal employees. On May 30, 2018, AFGE sued the Trump administration in response to the third executive order, which aims to deny workers their legal right to representation at the worksite.

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How Trump’s Executive Orders Remove Checks and Balances

June 04, 2018

The three executive orders seek to undermine three things that serve as a protection for the merit systems and against the politicization of the civil service: removal procedure and merit principles, official time, and collective bargaining. After seeing the misinformation campaigns against EPA and VA workers, it's clear that the administration is trying to undermine our democracy and usher in the spoils system.

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5 Things You May Not Know About RFK’s Role in Labor, Civil Rights Movements

June 04, 2018

Fifty years ago this week, Robert Francis Kennedy was shot and killed at a hotel in Los Angeles after delivering a speech celebrating his win in the California primary. While many remember his legacy as a politician, however, few are aware that Robert Kennedy played a key role in the labor and civil rights movements at a time when America was embroiled in social and political crises at home and abroad.

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