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The Shutdown is Over
Published Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Call your lawmakers in D.C. at (844) 669-5146, and their local offices at (888) 775-3148. Tell them to do their job and pass a long-term budget! Read More

Shutdown Over, Union Hopes Real Governing Can Begin
Published Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE says keeping agencies, employees in budget limbo is disservice to them and nation. Read More

Government Shutdown 2018: The 4 Facts You Need to Know Right Now
Published Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

The shutdown might coming to a close, but Congress can do this all over again in two weeks. Read More

4 Stories that Matter
Published Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

A staggering number of members of the National Park Service resign from their posts, Government workers feel disrespected by the administration, and the stories you need to know this week. Read More

AFGE Mourns Passing of Labor Pioneer Paul Booth
Published Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Our thoughts are with Paul's family, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the AFSCME family. Read More

Bill Seeks to Give Federal Employees a 3% Pay Adjustment Next Year
Published Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

A bill introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia would prevent federal employees from falling further behind with a 3% pay adjustment in 2019. Read More

Two Main VA Contractors Found Defrauding Taxpayers by $90 Million
Published Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE is calling on Congress to launch an investigation into the two main contractors running the Department of Veterans Affairs’ controversial Choice program after the VA watchdog found that they have defrauded taxpayers by nearly $90 million. Read More

Why More Border Patrol Agents Quit
Published Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Border Patrol agents are quitting at almost double the attrition rate for law enforcement governmentwide and the agency is down nearly 2,000 officers from the staffing minimums set by Congress. Read More

The President Who Institutionalized Labor-Management Relations
Published Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Fifty-six years ago this week, President John F. Kennedy issued an executive order recognizing federal employee unions and institutionalizing labor-management relations. Read More

AFGE Echoes Call to Reject Cuts to Federal Worker Pay, Benefits in Budget Deal
Published Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE is echoing a call by 95 members of Congress to oppose further cuts to federal employee pay and benefits as part of any budget negotiations. Read More

What’s on our Radar for 2018?
Published Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

With Congress returning from recess and AFGE locals’ organizing campaigns in full swing, here are some of the critical issues we’ll be watching this year. Read More

Despite Odds, Public Servants Put America First
Published Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Federal employees take their oath of office and their agency’s mission seriously. They have for generations faithfully executed their duties to serve public interest, and we don’t expect that to change in 2018 despite new challenges. Here are a few examples of government employees doing what they have been hired to do despite the odds. Read More

AFGE Rewind 2017
Published Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

2017 was one of the toughest years to be a federal employee: a constant threat of a government shutdown, crippling budget cuts, attacks on pensions and a voice at work. But AFGE members once again took on the challenges and made the impossible possible. Read More

Congress Must Do Its Job and Keep the Government Open
Published Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Over the past several years, the country has constantly been on a brink of a government shutdown - and not because we don’t have the money to fund it. Some in Congress can’t decide whether to fund programs that benefit most Americans, or whether to give massive tax cuts to the wealthy and big corporations. It is disheartening that we are once again at the brink of a government shutdown right before Christmas. Read More

Depot Workers Focus of AFGE Meetings with DoD Leaders
Published Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

A dozen AFGE members representing Defense Department depot and arsenal workers highlighted the importance of the organic industrial base in a series of meetings with senior Pentagon officials during the 2017 DoD Maintenance Symposium, held Dec. 4-7 in Salt Lake City. Read More