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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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OMB Directs Agencies to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Help Fatten Pockets of CEOs

August 25, 2017

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney is directing agencies to prioritize their research and development funds for basic early-stage research that could be used by companies for product and service development. These corporations, including pharmaceutical companies that rake in billions in profits every year, need taxpayers to fund early-stage research because this kind of research is expensive.

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