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AFGE Successfully Blocks Coast Guard’s Plan to Outsource Mailroom Functions

July 14, 2014

Thanks to AFGE, the U.S. Coast Guard has decided not to proceed with its decision to contract out mailroom functions at the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center in West Virginia. AFGE Council 120 in June learned that the Coast Guard was planning to outsource the mailroom functions currently performed by 16 employees represented by AFGE Local 43.

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Categories: DoD

I Am AFGE: Meet Gabrielle Martin

July 09, 2014

Gabrielle Martin has seen a lot of change in her time at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as the civil rights agency’s mission has expanded to cover a broader range of protected classes. Unfortunately, one thing that hasn’t changed is the lack of resources afforded the tiny Executive Branch agency.

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Categories: Member Profile

VA Rebate Blitz continues through Aug. 31

July 03, 2014

The VA Rebate Blitz was originally scheduled to run from June 1 to June 30 2014, with 1187s being accepted until July 31 2014. Now the blitz will run until July 31 with 1187s being accepted until August 31 2014.

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Categories: VA

Independence Day

July 03, 2014

Independence Day is a time to celebrate the birth of our nation and show appreciation for all of the struggles, sacrifices and successes that have made this country the envy of the world.

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Categories: AFGE National Staff

Appeal Board Rejects TSA's Bogus Charges against TSO/Union Activist

July 01, 2014

It's not a secret that the Transportation Security Administration is one of the most anti-worker agencies in the federal government. Airport managers break their own rules and regularly refuse to comply with the labor-management contract. But TSA in Norfolk, Virginia, took ridiculousness to a whole new level.

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Categories: TSA

Family and Service at the VA

July 01, 2014

AFGE VA Local 2328 member Linda Fitzgerald tells the touching story of her daughter and her service at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Categories: VA

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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