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Big Night for Labor

November 13, 2017

Nov. 7 was a big night for union members as labor-backed candidates from coast to coast cruised to victory as voters turned out to enact real change.

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Retired and Ready to Organize

November 13, 2017

For many retirees, staying active with AFGE makes sense: continued access to AFGE’s Member Benefits program helps them save money and AFGE provides a platform for them to continue organizing and look out for one another.

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9 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Union

November 13, 2017

We all want to have a job that allows us to take care of ourselves and our families. Things like paid sick leave, affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement, 8-hour work day, and safe workplaces are important to each of us as an individual and all of us as a society. Not many people, however, know that all the things that we working people enjoy today are a result of union negotiations.

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How to Support Veterans on Veterans Day and Beyond

November 06, 2017

There are so many reasons we love veterans. They risk their lives for our country. Many return home with wounds both visible and invisible. Their families sacrifice too. Many veterans come home not to retire but to serve again as civil servants -- 1 in 3 federal employees are veterans. Here's what you can do to support veterans on Veterans Day and beyond.

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Here’s What Happened When AFGE Attended the AFL-CIO Convention

November 06, 2017

AFGE members and leaders came out in number for the AFL-CIO convention in St. Louis last month. This year, AFGE was featured prominently as the union that has seen an increase of membership for 25 consecutive years despite challenges and attacks on many fronts. AFGE members have shown that when we band together, our voice is stronger and we can accomplish great things. Here’s a recap of AFGE’s presence at the AFL-CIO convention.

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