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9 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Union

November 13, 2017

We all want to have a job that allows us to take care of ourselves and our families. Things like paid sick leave, affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement, 8-hour work day, and safe workplaces are important to each of us as an individual and all of us as a society. Not many people, however, know that all the things that we working people enjoy today are a result of union negotiations.

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"Activism is at an All-Time High" Interview with President J. David Cox Sr.

September 29, 2017

J. David Cox Sr. has served as national president of the American Federation of Government Employees since 2012 and was the union’s secretary-treasurer for six years prior. AFGE, an AFL-CIO affiliate, represents 700,000 employees across 14 federal agencies with 310,000 active members. Cox, a former nurse in the Veterans Affairs Department, spoke with National Journal's Alex Clearfield about the federal workforce and why President Trump is “Bush on steroids.”

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These 3 Legislative Victories Prove We Are Stronger Together

September 22, 2017

Special interests’ and their allies in Congress’ attacks on federal employees’ pay, benefits, and rights were relentless the past few weeks, but they couldn’t match the will and activism of AFGE members who bombarded Congress with calls, letters, and visits to their lawmakers. The results? These three major legislative victories that protect the civil service, jobs, and taxpayer dollars.

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