April 07, 2006
Brittany Ellis (202) 639-6419

AFGE Has Major Presence at American Bar Association (ABA) Committee Conference

Washington—AFGE’s Office of the General Counsel and its Field Services departments recently took part in the annual conference of the ABA’s Federal Service Labor and Employment Law Committee (April 5-6). Deputy General Counsel Chuck Hobbie is co-chair of committee.

AFGE attorneys and Field Services staff discussed proposed personnel changes by DOD and DHS, as well as the union’s recent impressive legal victories. The AFGE legal team, under the direction of General Counsel Mark Roth, recently joined with a coalition of union groups to win lawsuits against DOD and DHS.

Roth and Assistant General Counsel Joe Goldberg, the lead attorney on the DOD case, joined AFGE contract specialist attorney Sarah Starrett and 35 other AFGE staff and union members who made presentations at the conference. “It was important for us as an organization to educate and exchange information with other attorneys, particularly our brothers and sisters in the union movement, about recent activities that impact the federal sector,” said Hobbie.

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