(WASHINGTON)—AFGE National President John Gage has been selected to serve as a member of the AFL-CIO’s new Executive Committee, a decision making body that includes the leaders of the largest unions of the AFL-CIO. AFL-CIO President John Sweeney is head of the committee.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to play such a significant role in helping to shape the future of the American labor movement,” said Gage. “This is clear recognition that the future of labor unions in the United States is intrinsically tied to the fate of public employee unions, which have been the target of a campaign to cripple them in recent years.“
In addition to joining the AFL-CIO Executive Committee, Gage serves as a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, a larger body comprised of 43 representatives from a wide array of unions within the labor federation plus the three AFL-CIO national officers. AFGE National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices Andrea E. Brooks also serves as a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.