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This Is What Happened When Congress Shut down CDC in 2013

September 25, 2015

Thanks to the CDC about 90% of these lethal chemical agents – mainly mustard and nerve agents – have been safely destroyed without harming workers in the plants and the communities outside the facilities. But when Congress shut down the government in October 2013, questions were raised regarding safety and security of everyone involved. Marilyn Radke, a CDC medical officer and an AFGE member, was one of the scientists and researchers who were told to leave the fatal stockpiles behind for the duration of the shutdown that lasted 16 days.

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Categories: Congress, Pay, Budget

2015 Shutdown Explained

September 25, 2015

It’s absurd, we know. The last shutdown wreaked havoc on many fronts, but many elected officials, driven by their ideological agenda – this time over funding for Planned Parenthood, are shooting for a sequel. As a federal employee, you are directly affected by the shutdown. Here are the answers to some of the important questions you may have regarding the shutdown:

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Categories: Congress

What Have We Learned from 9/11?

September 10, 2015

Congress seems to have very short memories when it comes to funding the government. Even with a potential shutdown looming in the near future AFGE members continue to do the best they can in spite of savage budget cuts. The important programs that have helped keep Americans safe require after 9/11 adequate funding. 

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Categories: DoD, Congress, Budget, Border Patrol

Will You Get Paid if the Government Shuts Down in Two Weeks?

September 10, 2015

The 2013 government shutdown cost the economy $24 billion, and it could happen again at the end of this month. That’s why AFGE is mobilizing support for the Federal Employees Fair Treatment Act of 2015 (FEFTA) to be introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland to ensure that all government employees receive guaranteed back pay for their work in the event of any future government shutdown. 

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Categories: Congress

Commissaries Facing New Threat: Privatization

May 29, 2015

In the latest threat against military grocery stores that have long helped military personnel and their families make ends meet, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to cut this major source of financial relief and hand over the commissaries to for-profit businesses.

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Categories: DoD, Senate, Congress

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