February 17, 2010
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AFGE's Legislative Conference This Week

Categories: TSA, Washington, D.C.

(WASHINGTON) – Hundreds of federal employees, union activists, from around the country, will be gathering in Washington, DC from February 22-24 for the American Federation of Government Employees annual legislative conference.

The union has expressed concern over the state of homeland security and law enforcement in general – an issue which will be addressed at the conference – and will be calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to move aggressively to correct a host of problems left over from the Bush administration that could greatly impact homeland security and the ability of law enforcement officers to do their jobs.

The nation’s largest federal employee union, AFGE, represents employees in 75 federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Bureau of Prisons, Social Security and Veterans Affairs. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.

Monday February 22, 2010

What: Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) addresses General Session of 2010 AFGE Legislative Conference

When: 3:00 pm

Where: Hyatt Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC, Regency Ballroom

Tuesday February 23, 2010

What: TSA Rally for Bargaining Rights

When: 11:30 am

Where: AFL-CIO 815 16th Street, NW Washington, DC

Wednesday February 24, 2010

What: News Conference on the State of Federal Law Enforcement and Homeland Security

Who: AFGE representatives from Bureau of Prisons; Sgts. Kim Munley and Mark Todd, Ft. Hood Civilian Police; Border Patrol; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Federal Protective Service; Citizenship and Immigration Service, etc.

When: 12:00 pm

Where: Hyatt Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC, Congressional B

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