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Administration’s New Policy for VA Will Cost Taxpayers Big Bucks

August 27, 2018

Taxpayers like us are on the hook for the cost of lawsuits, as a result of the administration’s decision to eliminate the Department of Veterans Affairs’ process allowing health care professionals and unions to correct management’s errors and resolve issues at lower levels.

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J. David Cox Sr., Everett Kelley, Jeremy Lannan Elected National Officers

August 20, 2018

More than 1,560 delegates from 533 locals attended the convention to cast their votes, and the results are in. National President J. David Cox Sr. returns to office for another three-year term. Delegates also elected District 5 National Vice President Everett Kelley to the office of National Secretary-Treasurer, and Jeremy Lannan to the office of National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices – both for three-year terms as well.

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Cassandra Butler: Outstanding Service in Community Award

August 20, 2018

Besides balancing her assignment as a full-time Social Security Administration employee and her many union duties, everywhere she goes, Cassandra Butler is always looking for ways to help those in need in her community. And those in need are often young, homeless people who do not have any type of support system to help them deal with difficult situations like drug addiction, pregnancies, mental illness, and domestic violence. That’s why we honored her with our A. Philip Randolph-Hubert H. Humphrey Award for outstanding community service.

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Our Union Kicks off 41st Convention as Threats Mount

August 06, 2018

Our union has faced life-threatening challenges before, but these threats are different. We have politicians in the White House, the House, and the Senate who are hell bent on wiping us out. We have never had our union contracts unilaterally annulled, our union volunteers kicked out of offices, our work fighting injustice severely restricted or denied. That’s why this national convention is extremely important. The stakes have never been higher – and that's why our 41st Triennial National Convention is so important.

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