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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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AFGE Local President Elected San Antonio Central Labor Council Trustee

September 15, 2017

AFGE Local 1367, which represents federal employees at Lackland Air Force Base, joined the San Antonio Central Labor Council (CLC) only in January. But eight months in, its local president Eloise Stripling was elected trustee of the council, a group of local labor unions that represent the interests of working people in the community.

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Introductory Stewards Training Now Online

September 15, 2017

Attention AFGE stewards: you can now complete introductory stewards training online! Online Essentials is a fully online self-paced training available in our new learning management system (LMS), called AFGE Learn. Complete the eight interactive modules and quizzes to earn your badge for Worksite Representation: Stewards Essentials

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7 Highlights from the APALA Convention

September 08, 2017

Nearly 650 people from dozens of unions and community partners recently gathered in Anaheim, California, to attend the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)’s convention and celebrate its 25th anniversary. This year the convention’s theme “25 Years of Resistance: Organize & Fight” emphasized APALA’s rejection of racism and the anti-worker position.

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