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October 15, 2018

Congress squabbles over a pay raise for federal workers, the EPA’s new plan has massive implications for public health, and more. Here are the stories you need to know this week.

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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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Every Government Worker Should Know These Hatch Act Facts

October 01, 2018

The original 1939 Hatch Act, which originally prohibited nearly all partisan political activities by federal employees – but the 1993 updates to the law allow federal employees to engage in partisan political activities during off-duty hours so that they can exercise their democratic rights as American citizens.

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