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AFGE On the Rise: What We've Accomplished Together

August 06, 2018

A lot of things have happened since our last national convention in 2015 – a new administration, hiring freezes, anti-union executive orders – just to name a few. But our list of some of our accomplishments below shows that our union is most powerful when we all stand together to protect our rights and democratic values.

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Senate Approves 1.9% Raise for Feds Next Year

August 06, 2018

Because of your activism, the Senate has approved a 1.9% pay raise for federal workers next year. This modest pay adjustment would help prevent federal employees from falling further behind next year and help federal agencies recruit and retain the high-caliber workforce that the public expects and deserves.

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Union Busting Is a Threat to Our Democracy

July 16, 2018

Our union exists to protect the merit systems, ensure justice, equality, and workers’ voice – all important factors for our government to serve and protect the American people. We make sure researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other public servants have the tools and resources they need to do their jobs. But this administration is showing zero leadership in helping them do their jobs better.

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Is the Supreme Court Poised to Undermine Union Rights?

June 08, 2018

Labor unions play an important role in securing rights and protections such as health and safety, family and medical leave, overtime, and fair treatment. But the wealthy don’t want workers to come together and negotiate for a better life. An important case pending in the Supreme Court, Janus v. AFSCME, is an example of how these special interests are trying to destroy the labor movement and our democracy.

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AFGE Leaders on Capitol Hill for Rollout of Sanders' Pro-Worker Bill

May 14, 2018

The AFGE National Executive Council and AFGE activists were on Capitol Hill May 9 to show their support for the rollout of a bill introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Workplace Democracy Act, that would strengthen workers' rights to organize for better wages, affordable healthcare, retirement security, and better working conditions.

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No Bargaining, No Justice

April 02, 2018

After months of hostility at the bargaining table, Department of Education management told AFGE Council 252 that it was no longer willing to negotiate a new. Management threw out the contract that the council had previously bargained and replaced it with an anti-union directive that strips 3,900 workers we represent of most previously-negotiated rights and protections.

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