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Shutdown Update

January 28, 2019

800,000 federal employees are wondering when their next paycheck will arrive because President Trump decided to partially shut down the government on December 22.

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Our Union Rallied and Helped Stop the Shutdown

January 28, 2019

AFGE and allies organized hundreds of furloughed employees for a protest at the Hart Senate Office Building Jan. 23 to speak out against the longest government shutdown and demand that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately reopen the government.

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AFGE Leaders Honored on MLK Day

January 28, 2019

Our union proudly celebrates the AFL-CIO's recognition of the late Augusta Y. Thomas, AFGE National Vice President Emeritus for Women and Fair Practices, at the AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference Awards Gala on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

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Bill Allows Feds to Withdraw Retirement Funds without Penalty

January 22, 2019

The Financial Relief for Feds Act allows federal employees who are working without pay or locked out of work without pay, as well as contractors whose sole source of income is their federal contract, to make multiple withdrawals from their retirement accounts such as Thrift Savings Plans (TSP) and IRAs without the 10% penalty that usually applies.

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10 Things That Happened on 4th Week of Shutdown

January 22, 2019

The partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22 is now the longest in U.S. history. Our union is calling on the Trump administration and Congress to reopen the government immediately. Here’s what happened as the shutdown drags on and entered its fourth week on Jan. 14.

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