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

VA Employees' Union Cautiously Optimistic on Bipartisan Veterans Care Bill

June 06, 2014

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) expressed cautious optimism about recently announced legislation aimed at improving staffing and addressing wait times at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. AFGE also applauds provisions to extend advance appropriations to the full VA budget, expand GI bill benefits and enhance medical services for victims of military sexual assault.

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Categories: VA

AFGE President Lauds Sen. Sanders’ Legislation Aimed at Fixing VA Woes

June 05, 2014

We laud Sen. Sanders’ push to fix the long-standing problems that are at the root of the VA’s current woes. In the last few weeks there has been plenty of rhetoric circulated about our veterans’ health care system, but few meaningful solutions. By providing concrete solutions to the wait list issues and staffing shortages, this plan will ensure that the access to care matches the world-class service our nation’s heroes receive once they enter the VA system.

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Categories: VA

Largest VA Employees Union Responds to Announcement of VA Secretary Shinseki’s Resignation

May 30, 2014

“AFGE strongly agrees with President Obama’s statements on the need to hire more doctors and nurses to fill the ranks of front-line providers delivering care to our nation’s heroes. It is imperative that the hundreds of physician vacancies be filled immediately. This must include clerks and other support personnel who work hand-in-hand with physicians to ensure that top notch medical care is provided at every VA clinic in a productive and timely manner."

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Categories: VA

AFGE Celebrates National Nurses Week

May 05, 2014

AFGE joins millions of nurses around the world in celebrating National Nurses Week May 6-12. As a representative of more than 100,000 government employees who are proud members of the nursing profession, AFGE is committed to fighting for their workplace rights. Through collective bargaining, legislative advocacy, legal representation, organizing and education, AFGE ensures that government sector nurses and the patients they care for are protected.

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Categories: DoD, VA

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