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We Give Thanks for You
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We stood shoulder to shoulder when we were threatened by cuts to our pay and retirement, by efforts to privatize our agencies, and even by natural disasters. Together, we have accomplished so much. Read More


5 Stories that Matter
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Here are the stories you need to know this week. Read More


This Course Will Turn You into a Super Steward!
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Join the ranks of AFGE stewards and activists who have earned a badge for completing the online Worksite Representation: Stewards Essentials course in AFGE Learn! Read More


Justice Denied to 12,000 Americans?
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s backlog miraculously shrank by 12,000 cases, and the main factor contributing to the sudden drop may not be efficiency but rather a new controversial performance plan that forces employees to quickly close cases regardless of whether justice has been served. Read More


9 Little-Known Benefits of Being a Union Member
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We all want to have a job that allows us to take care of ourselves and our families. Things like paid sick leave, affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement, 8-hour work day, and safe workplaces are important. But not many people know that all the things that we working people enjoy today are a result of union negotiations. Read More


Unsung Heroes of Thanksgiving
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Fun Thanksgiving parades. Hot apple cider. Herb-roasted turkey. Exciting Thanksgiving Day games. Laughter-filled family dinners. Thanksgiving is the day that families come together to cook, chat, eat, and spend time together. But did you know who else is behind your delicious meal and cherished memories? Read More


Apply Now for AFGE's Mentorship Institute
Published Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Act now to become a mentor or mentee in AFGE's newly formed Mentorship Institute. Read More


6 Things the Wealthy and CEOs Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving
Published Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It’s that time of year to reflect and be thankful for the important things in life. This year, the most grateful people appear to be the wealthy and CEOs. Read More


Most Vacancies Are for Doctors and Nurses, Say VA Employees
Published Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals continue to take to the streets to shine a spotlight on the 49,000 vacancies at Department of Affairs hospitals nationwide. Understaffing deprives veterans of the critical care they deserve and were promised when they signed up to serve the country. Read More


Big Night for Labor
Published Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Nov. 7 was a big night for union members as labor-backed candidates from coast to coast cruised to victory as voters turned out to enact real change. Read More


9 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Union
Published Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We all want to have a job that allows us to take care of ourselves and our families. Things like paid sick leave, affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement, 8-hour work day, and safe workplaces are important to each of us as an individual and all of us as a society. Not many people, however, know that all the things that we working people enjoy today are a result of union negotiations. Read More


Retired and Ready to Organize
Published Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

For many retirees, staying active with AFGE makes sense: continued access to AFGE’s Member Benefits program helps them save money and AFGE provides a platform for them to continue organizing and look out for one another. Read More


Anti-Government Sentiments Drove Federal Employees to Join Labor Union
Published Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As politicians and powerful special interests are doubling down on their attacks against federal employees, civil servants are fighting back by joining AFGE. Read More


Thanks For Your Continued Public Service
Published Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

So many of our veterans came home and continued serving. And for that, we thank them. Read More


National Vice President McCubbin Elected to AFL-CIO Executive Council
Published Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE is proud to announce that National Vice President George McCubbin III has been newly elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council. Read More