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AFGE Rewind 2017

December 18, 2017

2017 was one of the toughest years to be a federal employee: a constant threat of a government shutdown, crippling budget cuts, attacks on pensions and a voice at work. But AFGE members once again took on the challenges and made the impossible possible.

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Congress Must Do Its Job and Keep the Government Open

December 18, 2017

Over the past several years, the country has constantly been on a brink of a government shutdown - and not because we don’t have the money to fund it. Some in Congress can’t decide whether to fund programs that benefit most Americans, or whether to give massive tax cuts to the wealthy and big corporations. It is disheartening that we are once again at the brink of a government shutdown right before Christmas.

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AFGE Encourages U.S. Corporations To Disclose Their Supply Chains

December 11, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner. As we sit down to plan our festivities and gifts for our loved ones, let’s take a moment to recognize the people who made the presents we lovingly wrap and place under the Christmas tree. The truth is, many products on sale in the U.S. are made by workers overseas under sweatshop conditions. AFGE is calling on these companies to help end poor working conditions by taking the Transparency Pledge to disclose their supply chains.

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Justice Denied to 12,000 Americans?

November 22, 2017

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s backlog miraculously shrank by 12,000 cases, and the main factor contributing to the sudden drop may not be efficiency but rather a new controversial performance plan that forces employees to quickly close cases regardless of whether justice has been served.

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