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5 Things You May Not Know About RFK’s Role in Labor, Civil Rights Movements

June 04, 2018

Fifty years ago this week, Robert Francis Kennedy was shot and killed at a hotel in Los Angeles after delivering a speech celebrating his win in the California primary. While many remember his legacy as a politician, however, few are aware that Robert Kennedy played a key role in the labor and civil rights movements at a time when America was embroiled in social and political crises at home and abroad.

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Why Courts Matter

March 19, 2018

AFGE's Legislative Conference highlighted the importance of worker mobilization on not only legislative issues but the importance of who we elect in office, which in turn will influence who is nominated to serve as a federal judge for a lifetime appointment.

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AFGE Participates in National “I AM” Moment of Silence

February 02, 2018

After two sanitation workers were crushed to death on the job on February 1, 1968, 1,300 members of AFSCME stood together and went on strike to demand dignity and respect. Fifty years later, on the anniversary of the accident, over 100 cities across the country came together to recognize this day and honor the courage of the sanitation workers.

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