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What is Sequestration?

October 19, 2015

You've heard that sequestration could lead to major pay cuts and more furloughs for federal employees, but what is sequestration, exactly? We explain.

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Categories: Sequester

Are Sequestration Furloughs Making a Comeback?

October 07, 2015

On October 7, AFGE members joined lawmakers and a dozen other organizations in a rally to protest the destructive across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration -- the same policy that caused widespread furloughs for government employees in 2013. 

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Categories: Sequester

Shutdown Avoided

December 11, 2014

AFGE is pleased that a catastrophic government shutdown will likely be avoided with the passage of this crucial funding measure. We urge the Senate to waste no time in passing its version so the cloud of a potential government shutdown is lifted for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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Categories: Congress, Pay, Sequester

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