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Call-in Day
Published Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Tell Congress to Oppose Cuts to Pay & Retirement Read More

Little Rock VA Nurses: We Have a Responsibility to Speak Up
Published Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The VA hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas has been severely understaffed for years, and management did little to improve the situation. To keep their patients safe, their nurses took to the streets to speak up. Read More

100 Democrats, 9 Republicans Say They’re Not Supporting Trump’s Plan to Cut Federal Employees’ Retirement Benefits
Published Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Thanks to AFGE local activists who have reached out to their members of Congress, 9 Republicans and 100 Democrats are now saying they're rejecting President Trump’s budget proposals targeting federal employees’ retirement benefits. Read More

Love Letters to the EPA Video Contest
Published Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE Local 3911 will be holding a video submission contest for people to tell us why they love the Environmental Protection Agency. Read More

Is the VA Closing A Montana Nursing Home?
Published Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

For veterans spending the final years of their lives at the Miles City nursing home, this is their home. But for some VA administrators, this nursing home is just a concrete structure that could be disposed of anytime. Read More

What Does Congress Have in Store for Defense Workers?
Published Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

BRAC? Privatization? Personnel System? The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act discusses all these issues. Read on to find out how this bill affects you. Read More

4 Freedoms to Be Thankful for This 4th of July
Published Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Fourth of July is the most important day in American history. Many rights and freedoms we enjoy today were obtained because generations before us had the foresight to fight and preserve them for future generations. Here are four freedoms we are thankful for this 4th of July. Read More

AFGE Honors 4 Veterans Who Are Outstanding Union Members
Published Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE recently held its first veterans recognition event by honoring four veterans who also are outstanding union members. Read More

Shoring up Sinking Morale at Homeland Security
Published Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Department of Homeland Security is one of the worst places to work in the federal government. Here's what members of Congress are doing about it. Read More

AFGE Rallies to Stop Delays in Veteran Benefits Claims
Published Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Veterans Benefit Administration has implemented new rules that have already delayed benefits for many veterans and could potentially reduce their benefits even further. They are also unfairly targeting the claims processors. Here's what we're doing about it. Read More

Unions Provide Checks and Balances against an Abuse of Power
Published Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

There’s a reason there are three branches of government – to create a check and balance system in which no one branch of our government could become too powerful. Our founding fathers had several goals, but the most important of all was to avoid tyranny and defend democracy. This concept is central to the creation of labor unions. Unions provide checks and balances in the workplace against bad management and an abuse of power. Read More

Philadelphia Feds Hit the Sweltering Streets to Protest Budget Cuts
Published Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It was 90 degrees out on this Thursday afternoon, but the heat couldn’t stop these AFGE activists from gathering at Independence National Historic Park to protest massive cuts to important programs that protect our lives, health, and jobs. Read More

Affordable Housing Under Siege at HUD
Published Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s mission is “to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.” But looking at the Trump administration’s budget proposal for 2018, the department is no longer interested in doing all that. And HUD employees are not taking it laying down. Read More

New EPA Administrator Making EPA Great for Polluters, Bad for Workers
Published Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The controversial administrator of the Environment Protection Agency testified before Congress for the first time since his confirmation, insisting that deep cuts to programs that protect Americans against air, water, and land pollution are needed. Read More

Veterans Organizations Defend VA, Bash "Choice" Privatization Plan
Published Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As Congress and the administration are expanding the use of private, for-profit hospitals under their "Choice" privatization program, veterans groups are making it clear that the program should only be just a temporary fix while Congress invests in a stronger VA. Read More