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AFGE Relief Fund
Published Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The people of Houston and the surrounding areas need our help as they deal with the devastating effects of Harvey and Irma. Please consider making a donation to the AFGE Relief Fund. Read More


These 3 Legislative Victories Prove We Are Stronger Together
Published Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Special interests’ and their allies in Congress’ attacks on federal employees’ pay, benefits, and rights were relentless the past few weeks, but they couldn’t match the will and activism of AFGE members who bombarded Congress with calls, letters, and visits to their lawmakers. The results? These three major legislative victories that protect the civil service, jobs, and taxpayer dollars. Read More


Don't Miss Out on This New Workers Compensation Class
Published Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

If you're a union representative and need to help members file a workers' compensation claim, this class is for you. Read More


5 Things You Need to Know about the Latest Governmentwide Reorganization Efforts
Published Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Trump administration has directed all agencies to create agency reorganization plan. Here are five things you need to know. Read More


Rep. Dingell, Sierra Club, and National Wildlife Federation Join AFGE Council 238 in Budget Fight
Published Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

As federal working people at the Environmental Protection Agency continue to face unnecessary budget cuts and reductions in staff, AFGE Council 238 held National Save the U.S. EPA Day on Wednesday, September 13 at the National Press Club. Read More


How One AFGE Council Trimmed Years Off Its Contract Negotiations
Published Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

One of AFGE’s bargaining councils has cut the time it takes to negotiate a new contract from more than six years to less than two weeks – and you can do at your own local or council, too. Read More


AFGE Local President Elected San Antonio Central Labor Council Trustee
Published Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE Local 1367, which represents federal employees at Lackland Air Force Base, joined the San Antonio Central Labor Council (CLC) only in January. But eight months in, its local president Eloise Stripling was elected trustee of the council, a group of local labor unions that represent the interests of working people in the community. Read More


Introductory Stewards Training Now Online
Published Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Attention AFGE stewards: you can now complete introductory stewards training online! Online Essentials is a fully online self-paced training available in our new learning management system (LMS), called AFGE Learn. Complete the eight interactive modules and quizzes to earn your badge for Worksite Representation: Stewards Essentials Read More


32,000 Federal Employees Mobilized to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
Published Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Hurricane Harvey, the most severe storm in U.S. history, has dumped more than 50 inches of rain on Houston, killing at least 30 people and displacing 30,000. Federal employees, including AFGE members, are on the ground saving lives. Read More


AFGE Members Protecting Homeland After 9/11
Published Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Since 9/11, AFGE members continue to work on the frontlines to ensure safety for the American people. Read More


VA Employees Demand Immediate Filling of 49,000 Vacancies at VA Hospitals Nationwide
Published Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals have been staging a protest to demand that the 49,000 vacancies be filled immediately to ensure our veterans receive the care that they have earned. Read More


7 Highlights from the APALA Convention
Published Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Nearly 650 people from dozens of unions and community partners recently gathered in Anaheim, California, to attend the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)’s convention and celebrate its 25th anniversary. This year the convention’s theme “25 Years of Resistance: Organize & Fight” emphasized APALA’s rejection of racism and the anti-worker position. Read More


AFGE Joins Thousands of Religious Leaders in a March for Social Justice
Published Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Thousands of clergy members from Jewish, Christian, Catholic, Muslim, and Sikh religions gathered near the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. Aug. 28 to demand social justice and denounce racism following a recent white supremacy and neo-Nazis’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read More


12 Quick Facts That Will Blow Your Mind This Labor Day
Published Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE is celebrating the tremendous achievements of federal employees in various fields that have made a difference in the life of the American people and others around the world. Read More


Trump Threatens to Shut Down Government over Border Wall
Published Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

If Congress fails to pass a budget with funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, President Trump has threatened to shut down the federal government - potentially leaving thousands of government employees and working families without pay or benefits. Read More