WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest federal government union, today congratulates President Barack Obama on receiving the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. AFGE National President John Gage issued the following statement:
AFGE congratulates President Obama on the 2009 Nobel Peace prize, a well-earned and well-deserved honor. While the Nobel committee recognized President Obama for his work in international politics and nuclear disarmament, the committee also recognized that he brings vision and hope to the people of the world for a better future – a message that he brought to all Americans and the federal workforce last November.
We were proud to stand by President Obama in 2008 and we are proud still to stand by him today. We share his vision of good government, reforming our broken health care system, ensuring pay equality, and fully funding our government agencies so we can better service the American public. AFGE looks forward to continuing our work with the Obama administration as we celebrate the accomplishments of our great country, our great union and our president.