Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 20, 2014

The month of October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Women’s and Fair Practices Departments salutes those that have survived breast cancer, applauds those that are currently battling this disease and supports the loved ones of those that are suffering. It is our goal to encourage all AFGE members and their families to get screened for breast cancer regularly.

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Categories: Workers Rights

AFGE Boycotts Staples

June 25, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service is adding more low-wage jobs to the economy by outsourcing work to low-wage employer Staples and replacing USPS workers with Staples workers who average only $8.50 an hour. The USPS-Staples deal, which established postal counters in more than 80 Staples stores with plans to expand the program to Staples’ 1,500 stores, doesn’t make any sense also because Staples is closing at least 225 stores by the end of 2015. The closing of postal offices and Staples stores will leave many Americans especially those in the rural areas without access to any nearby post office.

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Categories: Workers Rights

AFGE Updates – Now On Your Phone

June 23, 2014

AFGE National is proud to introduce AFGE Mobile, our SMS/Text Message Program for members. The text messaging program was designed to provide local and agency-specific updates on legislation, union events and opportunities for action to AFGE members across the country. 

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Categories: Workers Rights

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