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March 24, 2010
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AFGE Leaders Honored on All Fronts











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AFGE Women Inspire the Movement - NVP Thomas

7th District NVP Dorothy James received the 2010 Woman of the Year Award.National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices August Y. Thomas receives the CLUW Working Women's Award.


WASHINGTON

– National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas and 7th District National Vice President Dorothy James recently were honored for their work in America’s labor movement.

On March 18, 2010, NVP Augusta Thomas was honored at the Coalition of Labor Union Women’s First Annual Working Women’s Award celebration for her achievements that have inspired women to strive for greater advancement in their workplace, their union and their community.



NVP Dorothy James was named the 2010 Woman of the Year by the Chicago Federation of Labor at the organization’s 29th Annual Tribute to Trade Union Women. NVP James was recognized for her remarkable contributions to the advancement of the trade union movement.



In April, the Metropolitan Baltimore AFL-CIO will recognize AFGE National President Gage at its 2010 Committee on Political Education (COPE) dinner for exemplifying the spirit of the union movement. Also, Gage also recently was appointed by President Obama to the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. The council will advise President Obama on labor-management issues within the executive branch.


President Obama established the Council in December 2009 to advise him on labor-management issues within the executive branch. Issues range from the creation of department and agency labor-management forums to implementing evaluations of the department and agencies.


“The creation of the Council is yet another positive step toward building the relationships between Federal agencies and labor,” said AFGE National President Gage.

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