Honoring Veterans Means More Than Just a Holiday

November 12, 2015

AFGE represents thousands of veterans working in our federal prisons, on our military bases, patrolling our borders, taking care of our nation's capital, and in government offices nationwide. AFGE also represents thousands of workers who serve veterans day in and day out, as doctors, nurses, and so much more.

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Categories: VA, Veterans

Meet Germaine Clarno, the Real Face of VA Accountability

October 20, 2015

The deeper one person got into her VA career, the more apparent it became that those who speak up about problems with patient care were being ostracized, criticized and by certain managers. There was a dark side to the workplace she loved—a culture steeped in intimidation, retaliation and reprisal—and she knew that someone needed to do something about it. Read her story: 

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Categories: VA, Member Profile

I Am Real Accountability

October 20, 2015

On a cold day in February of 2013, veterans nurse Kathi Dahl sat before a Congressional committee in Washington, D.C. to sound the alarm. At a time when on one else wanted to talk about management's failure to announce and remediate an outbreak, Kathi stepped forward to demand action.

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Categories: VA

Have You Thanked a Nurse Today? It's Federal Nurses Week

September 25, 2015

Anyone who has been in a hospital knows that nursing professionals are often the first people you see when you enter and the last you speak to before you leave. What many do not know is that there are approximately 100,000 nurses across several federal government agencies serving countless patients each and every day.

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Categories: DoD, VA, BOP

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