FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2010
Emily Ryan
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Jackie Traynere
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Illinois Federal Motor Carrier Safety Division Employees Choose AFGE as Their Union

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.)—Employees of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from across Illinois on May 28 chose the American Federation of Government Employees as their union, making clear that these employees are no longer willing to work without on-the-job representation.



“We are proud to welcome these employees into the union,” said AFGE 7th District National Vice President Dorothy James. “Together we will work hard to ensure the equal and fair treatment of all employees.”



“The employees at the Illinois Division are excited to be a part of AFGE,” new union member Marcus Mosley said. “We believe AFGE will greatly benefit FMCSA management and its employees. Our goal is to work hard and be diligent about accomplishing the mission of DOT while protecting the rights and ensuring fair treatment of all FMCSA employees. Our vision is to work harmoniously with management setting reasonable goals based on a joint vision which would now include employees. We are committed to solutions and discovering amicable methods to accomplish future goals.”



This is the second time in as many months that Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration employees elected AFGE as their exclusive union representative. Texas Division employees chose AFGE on April 16.



The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. AFGE most recently won back pay for almost 2,000 DOT workers who were furloughed due to blocked funding in the Senate.



AFGE’s District 7 represents federal employees in various agencies throughout the states of Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.

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