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SSA Management Launches All-Out Attack on Our Union, Employees

July 16, 2018

In yet another example of an irresponsible, undemocratic, unprecedented attempt to wipe out labor unions from the United States, the Trump administration has ordered federal agencies across the country to begin implementing the three controversial executive orders to obstruct our work fighting discrimination, retaliation, and injustices in the federal workplace.

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Union Busting Is a Threat to Our Democracy

July 16, 2018

Our union exists to protect the merit systems, ensure justice, equality, and workers’ voice – all important factors for our government to serve and protect the American people. We make sure researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other public servants have the tools and resources they need to do their jobs. But this administration is showing zero leadership in helping them do their jobs better.

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Happy 88th Birthday, VA!

July 16, 2018

Since its creation in 1930, the VA has been a world-class organization, providing health care and life-changing benefits to millions of veterans across the country. The VA is also home to medical breakthroughs, inventions, and Nobel Prize laureates. VA’s tremendous research and partnerships with academic institutions have far-reaching impact and have transformed the world of medicine. This kind of success is due in no small part to dedicated VA employees – 1 in 3 are veterans themselves.

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5 Stories that Matter

July 16, 2018

AFGE members tell the real story behind union evictions in the workplace, Pruitt's replacement might be even more dangerous, and more. Here are the stories you need to know this week.

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Housing Detainees in Overcrowded Prisons Poses Health Risks

July 09, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has already been under a huge strain since President Trump took office, following the misguided hiring freeze, budget cuts, and staffing reductions. Now, the men and women who safeguard these prisons are being asked to oversee 1,600 detainees in five federal prisons - posing severe health and safety risks to correctional officers, detainees, inmates, and the surrounding communities.

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Following Janus Ruling, We Must Unite to Protect Workplace Rights

July 02, 2018

The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME is another effort to weaken workplace protections and advance corporate interests. The ruling follows another Supreme Court decision in which the high court ruled that companies can force employees into lengthy and expensive one-on-one arbitration procedures instead of allowing them to pursue class-action grievances.

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Happy 242nd Birthday, America!

July 02, 2018

For more than two centuries, the American people have been standing together to uphold our beliefs in democracy, liberty, equality, and opportunity. Our country was built on courage and determination, and we strive to shape our own destiny to make this country a more perfect union. And what’s more patriotic than serving the fellow American people and making their lives better?

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Following Janus ruling, workers must unite to preserve rights

June 27, 2018

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 40 years of constitutional law that ensured public-sector workers benefited from the collective voice of union representation, the head of the largest union representing federal workers says employees will need to come together to preserve their workplace rights.

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