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How Trump’s Executive Orders Remove Checks and Balances

June 04, 2018

The three executive orders seek to undermine three things that serve as a protection for the merit systems and against the politicization of the civil service: removal procedure and merit principles, official time, and collective bargaining. After seeing the misinformation campaigns against EPA and VA workers, it's clear that the administration is trying to undermine our democracy and usher in the spoils system.

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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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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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