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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

AFGE Pride

June 12, 2014

Just as labor unions educate, empower and lobby politically on behalf of the middle class and working families, organizations committed to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender individuals (LGBT) are an incredible source of information and advocacy for our LGBT brothers and sisters. Throughout June, the Women’s and Fair Practices Departments will celebrate LGBT Pride Month by highlighting the many organizations and individuals who have been on the forefront of the LGBT movement. 

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Categories: LGBT

AFGE Nurse Wins National VA Nurse of the Year Award

June 12, 2014

Tanya Peterson is a registered nurse at the Viera Outpatient Clinic near Melbourne, Florida, and a member of AFGE Local 599. She has just won the 2014 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Award for Excellence in the Staff Nurse category for her excellent work serving veterans. AFGE is proud of Peterson and congratulates her on her accomplishment.

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