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Happy 242nd Birthday, America!

July 02, 2018

For more than two centuries, the American people have been standing together to uphold our beliefs in democracy, liberty, equality, and opportunity. Our country was built on courage and determination, and we strive to shape our own destiny to make this country a more perfect union. And what’s more patriotic than serving the fellow American people and making their lives better?

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Following Janus ruling, workers must unite to preserve rights

June 27, 2018

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 40 years of constitutional law that ensured public-sector workers benefited from the collective voice of union representation, the head of the largest union representing federal workers says employees will need to come together to preserve their workplace rights.

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New Lawsuit against Trump

June 25, 2018

The new lawsuit challenges President Trump’s executive orders on the grounds that they exceed the president’s authority under the U.S. Constitution by violating the separation of powers and exceeding current law.

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Happy 80th Birthday, Fair Labor Standards Act!

June 25, 2018

On June 25, 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), "the most far-reaching, far-sighted program for the benefit of workers ever adopted in this or any other country." The Bill changed the American workplace and the lives of working men and women (and children) in this country forever.

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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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Celebrate Your Union Dad

June 08, 2018

The labor movement is all about solidarity and appreciation for one another in our union family. On this Father’s Day, show your appreciation for the union dad in your life with union-made gifts at our very own AFGE store!

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