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Welcome to Women's History Month

March 11, 2015

March is recognized as Women’s History Month and AFGE’s Women’s and Fair Practices Departments will again take this opportunity to inform you of a few women - some of them you may know and others you may not - who have done great things and made history.

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Categories: Workers Rights, Labor

We Need a Speed Bump, Not Fast Track

February 26, 2015

Twenty years ago, NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) was sold to Americans as a job-creating, economy-stimulating trade deal. But 20 years later, we know we have been duped. NAFTA cost the United States more than 1 million manufacturing jobs because of imports from Canada and Mexico or the relocation of factories to those countries. And now the administration and some in Congress are seeking authority to fast track international trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which is being negotiated and modeled after NAFTA but involves 11 Asian and Latin American countries. 

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Kentucky Unionists 1 – Chamber of Commerce 0

February 05, 2015

Union members in Kentucky have been fighting a war against right-to-work-for-less legislation. So far they have successfully stopped many counties from adopting the anti-worker measure. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bluegrass Institute, ALEC, and other anti-worker organizations had launched their crusade to pass the right-to-work-for-less measure in 30 counties by the end of January.

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Categories: Workers Rights

6 Extra Weeks of Paid Leave for Feds?

January 29, 2015

Some lawmakers are more in support of family values than others, and those who support allowing more time for new mothers and fathers to bond with their babies deserve kudos from everyone. After all, we were all babies once and many of us will have children of our own.

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