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This Gulf War Veteran Has a Message for the VA

October 20, 2015

When Gulf War veteran Eric Young was medically discharged from the Army as a 60% service-connected veteran, he knew he could trust the doctors and medical staff at Veterans Affairs to get him back on his feet. That's why Young was so concerned when he saw more and more veterans returning from conflicts overseas, and less health care workers to pick up the load.

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Categories: BOP, Member Profile

They Fight. She Takes Flight.

October 07, 2015

With the help of volunteers like AFGE Local 1020 member Kathleen Gibson's, veterans fly to Washington DC - many for the first time - to see the monuments dedicated to their military service. 

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Categories: TSA, Member Profile

Is This Man the Future of the Labor Movement?

September 17, 2015

Bright smile? Check. Passion for organizing young people and LGBT members? Check. Clear record of leadership and community service? Check. For these reasons and so many more, AFGE was proud to honor Francis Nichols with its first ever Y.O.U.N.G. Emerging Leader Award at the 40th National Convention in August.  

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Categories: Member Profile

AFGE Local President Wins El Paso Labor Advocate Award

September 10, 2015

Paul Ferris, president of AFGE Local 2516 in El Paso, ends his email messages with a slogan “We, Not Me.” That’s what he lives by and that attitude and what he has done for the labor movement earned him the 2015 Labor Advocate Award by The El Paso Central Labor Union. He received the award at the 42nd Annual Labor Day Breakfast held at the Wyndham Hotel.

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Categories: DoD, Member Profile

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