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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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Senate Approves 1.9% Raise for Feds Next Year

August 06, 2018

Because of your activism, the Senate has approved a 1.9% pay raise for federal workers next year. This modest pay adjustment would help prevent federal employees from falling further behind next year and help federal agencies recruit and retain the high-caliber workforce that the public expects and deserves.

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Categories: Senate, Pay, The Insider

America Before Social Security

August 06, 2018

Eighty-three years ago, on Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act as a safeguard "against the hazards and vicissitudes of life." Today, Social Security single-handedly keeps 22 million Americans out of poverty. We are better off today because generations before us demanded that our government do something to save us from poverty as we enter old age.

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86 Years of Fighting for Workers

August 06, 2018

Throughout our history, we have been champions of equality and justice in the workplace. Our government’s mission is to make America work for everyone, and 86 years after our founding, AFGE is proud to represent those who make America move forward.

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