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No Bargaining, No Justice

April 02, 2018

After months of hostility at the bargaining table, Department of Education management told AFGE Council 252 that it was no longer willing to negotiate a new. Management threw out the contract that the council had previously bargained and replaced it with an anti-union directive that strips 3,900 workers we represent of most previously-negotiated rights and protections.

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AFGE's 2018 Communications Contest is Now Open!

April 02, 2018

The 2018 AFGE Communications Contest is your opportunity to be recognized for your contribution to labor communications. This contest provides AFGE members with the opportunity to showcase their union activism through engaging articles, photos, graphics, and effective layout and design.

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Department of Education Aims to Bust the Union By Terminating New Contract

March 19, 2018

The Department of Education, having made headlines over the past year for its attacks on both teachers and students, has now launched its newest attack directly at public employees. In a violation of the law, the Department of Education implemented a management edict that aims to kill the union and deny workers their legal right to representation

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Airport Authority Votes to Return Orlando Airport to Pre-9/11 Era

March 05, 2018

Orlando is the number 1 tourist destination in the country but its airport authority is putting the lives of kids and adults at risk. The Greater Orlando Airport Authority voted to return Orlando International Airport to the pre-9/11 era, where airport security was in the hands of low-paid private screeners with little training and high turnover.

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This Supreme Court Case Could Change Unions Forever

March 05, 2018

The richest 1 % of American households now own 40% of the country's wealth, and they’re fighting tooth and nail to keep it that way. An important case pending in the Supreme Court, Janus v. AFSCME, is an example of how the rich are trying to destroy the labor movement and our democracy. The Court on Feb. 26 heard arguments on the case, and the current makeup of the court could spell bad news for working people everywhere.

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