VA Rally Template Release

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When you have filled in the relevant sections, send your release to the AFGE Communications team for review and distribution by emailing it to Tim Kauffman ([email protected]) and Andrew Huddleston ([email protected]). 

All releases should come to the AFGE Communications team for GCO review prior to distribution. Locals should not send out releases prior to review or distribute releases from government equipment. 

Note: Do not hold your rally on VA property and obtain any required permits.


[City/Region] VA Workers’ Union to Rally for a Fair Contract

Administration's proposal to gut labor contract endangers veterans by stripping workers of their rights and silencing their voices, union says

What: The American Federation of Government Employees began negotiations with the Department of Veterans Affairs on May 27 over a new labor contract covering 260,000 VA employees nationwide. The administration’s proposal eliminates safeguards that ensure whistleblowers are protected from retaliation for standing up for veterans, that guarantee VA employees are adequately trained so veterans always receive the same high standard of care, and that protect workplace safety – language that provides veterans and VA workers alike with a safe and secure place to work and to receive care.

Who:  Leaders and members of AFGE Local [XXXX] and employees represented by the union 

When: [Time and Date]

Where: [Specific Location]

Contacts: [On The Ground Contacts And Phone Numbers]

Future requests: Please contact the AFGE Communications Department at 202-639-6419

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