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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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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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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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AFGE Leaders on Capitol Hill for Rollout of Sanders' Pro-Worker Bill

May 14, 2018

The AFGE National Executive Council and AFGE activists were on Capitol Hill May 9 to show their support for the rollout of a bill introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Workplace Democracy Act, that would strengthen workers' rights to organize for better wages, affordable healthcare, retirement security, and better working conditions.

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No Bargaining, No Justice

April 02, 2018

After months of hostility at the bargaining table, Department of Education management told AFGE Council 252 that it was no longer willing to negotiate a new. Management threw out the contract that the council had previously bargained and replaced it with an anti-union directive that strips 3,900 workers we represent of most previously-negotiated rights and protections.

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Department of Education Aims to Bust the Union By Terminating New Contract

March 19, 2018

The Department of Education, having made headlines over the past year for its attacks on both teachers and students, has now launched its newest attack directly at public employees. In a violation of the law, the Department of Education implemented a management edict that aims to kill the union and deny workers their legal right to representation

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