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Congress Must Do Its Job and Keep the Government Open

December 18, 2017

Over the past several years, the country has constantly been on a brink of a government shutdown - and not because we don’t have the money to fund it. Some in Congress can’t decide whether to fund programs that benefit most Americans, or whether to give massive tax cuts to the wealthy and big corporations. It is disheartening that we are once again at the brink of a government shutdown right before Christmas.

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9 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Union

November 12, 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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"Activism is at an All-Time High" Interview with President J. David Cox Sr.

September 29, 2017

J. David Cox Sr. has served as national president of the American Federation of Government Employees since 2012 and was the union’s secretary-treasurer for six years prior. AFGE, an AFL-CIO affiliate, represents 700,000 employees across 14 federal agencies with 310,000 active members. Cox, a former nurse in the Veterans Affairs Department, spoke with National Journal's Alex Clearfield about the federal workforce and why President Trump is “Bush on steroids.”

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