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Report: Koch-Funded “Concerned Veterans for America” Wants to Dismantle VA, Cut Veterans Benefits

July 10, 2015

When our troops come home, the VA health system keeps our nation’s promise to care for those who have borne the battle. These brave men and women served their country, and providing quality, veteran-focused VA health care and benefits is the least our nation can do to serve them in return. According to a shocking new report issued this week, however, not everyone sees it that way.

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Categories: VA

AFGE Launches Justice for Jose Campaign

July 02, 2015

Joseph Cabrera Sablan was already serving a life sentence when he killed Correctional Officer Jose Rivera at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., seven years ago. He admitted to stabbing Jose 27 times with a homemade shank when the unarmed 22-year-old officer was returning inmates to their cells for a headcount.Joseph Cabrera Sablan was already serving a life sentence when he killed Correctional Officer Jose Rivera at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., seven years ago. He admitted to stabbing Jose 27 times with a homemade shank when the unarmed 22-year-old officer was returning inmates to their cells for a headcount.

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Categories: DOJ, BOP

New Issue: The Government Standard

July 02, 2015

Curious about the new locality pay areas? Wondering about the data breach? Want to keep up with our Big Enough to Win Campaign? We got you covered and more. The July/August issue of the Government Standard is chock full of information important to federal employees like you.

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Categories: Workers' Rights, Document

AFGE expresses outrage at church burnings

July 02, 2015

We are appalled at the spate of fires at predominately black churches across the South that has occurred in the weeks following the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the parishioners at the affected churches.

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