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AFGE Calls for Investing in Railway Safety

May 15, 2015

AFGE remembers the Amtrak crash victims and echoes Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, President Ed Wytkind's call for investing in railway safety. Investigators say the crash that killed at least eight people and injured hundreds may have been avoided if an approved automatic brake technology had been installed.

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Categories: Workers Rights

AFGE Celebrates Jewish Heritage Month

May 15, 2015

May is Jewish-American Heritage Month. On Wednesday AFGE took this opportunity to celebrate with an educational program that included a short talk by Rabbi Daniel Zemel of Temple Micah in Washington, D.C., Jewish food, and a video featuring the prominent role of Jewish Americans in the Civil Rights movement.

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Categories: Workers Rights

Looking Back, Forging Ahead

May 08, 2015

For more than eight decades, AFGE's history has been crafted by hard-working people who have fought to empower government employees, improve working conditions and ensure that all Americans get the government services they deserve. During Labor History Month, AFGE will revisit some of its triumphs, examine the culture of the labor movement, and look to a future where we are Big Enough to Win.

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Workers' Memorial Day

April 28, 2015

Most Americans often do not think about the danger government workers experience every day. But when workers in the Border Patrol, the Bureau of Prisons, the TSA, the Federal Protective Service (FPS), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and many others clock in for work, they do so knowing that they could get hurt or even killed.

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