WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation’s largest federal employee union representing 750,000 federal and DC government employees, proudly endorses President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for reelection next year.
After a nationwide telephone town hall and two national membership polls that showed Biden to be the members’ overwhelming choice, AFGE’s National Executive Council voted unanimously to endorse President Biden in the 2024 election.
AFGE National President Everett Kelley issued the following statement:
“During his first term, President Biden has proven himself to be the most labor-friendly president in our lifetime. The results of our endorsement process show that he is the overwhelming choice of AFGE members. It’s not hard to see why.
“Joe Biden has stood up for the working people who serve our government with honor and distinction across this country and helped restore our apolitical civil service after years of vicious attacks.
“He enacted the largest raise for federal employees in 20 years, rolled back the previous administration’s assaults on government workers’ rights on the job, rescinded an order from his predecessor that would have politicized tens of thousands of civil service jobs and stripped workers of basic protections, provided federal employees with 15 weeks of emergency leave and easier access to worker’s compensation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and established a task force to expand union representation within the federal government and across the country.
“President Biden’s administration has been there for AFGE members and for all workers. He isn’t afraid to say he supports labor unions, and we’re not afraid to say we support Joe Biden. Next November, we are going show up and give President Biden and Vice President Harris another four years to finish the job by building on the tremendous progress they have achieved so far.”