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AFGE Mourns Passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

October 21, 2019

Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who passed away Oct. 17, was an American hero who embraced his calling to public service and stood as a solid backstop against the relentless attacks on federal employees’ union rights, civil service protections, and job security.

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AFGE Urges FLRA Not to Become a Union Busting Tool for Trump

October 21, 2019

The Trump administration is using the traditionally independent Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to gut federal employees’ workplace rights and purge their unions. One of the administration’s most recent actions involves pushing the authority to issue a “general statement of policy or guidance” to apply the Supreme Court’s Janus ruling to the federal sector.

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2019 P.O.R.T. Training: Fired Up, Ready to Roll!

October 15, 2019

The 2019 P.O.R.T. Leadership Academy brought together hundreds of activists to advance their skills in political action, organizing, representation, and training. In its eighth year, P.O.R.T. continues to educate new activists and hone the skills of dedicated trade unionists. This year is the first time that eight districts – District 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, and 14 – joined together to host the event.

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AFGE Leaders Walk the Picket Line with UAW

October 15, 2019

Nearly 50,000 United Auto Workers members nationwide have been on strike since Sept. 16 after General Motors refused to meet autoworker demands on issues like fair wages, affordable health care, and equality for temporary employees.

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