EEO Training, Young Workers' Summit, LGBT Issues, Rally Highlight AFGE Diversity Week Events

Hundreds of union activists gather in Pittsburgh for training summits

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will hold its 1st Diversity Week Aug. 16-24 in Pittsburgh, Pa. This week of events will include AFGE's 2nd Annual Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation (Y.O.U.N.G.) Training Summit, Human Rights Training Conference and 1st Annual AFGE Pride Training Summit. More than 500 union activists from across the country are expected to attend this year's events, which will be held at the Westin Pittsburgh Convention Center located at 1000 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Several newsworthy events will be open to the press. Below are details.

Y.O.U.N.G. Training Summit General Session
When:    9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17 
Where:   Allegheny 1 & 2, Westin
Who:     AFL-CIO Civil Rights Director Carmen Berkley; AFGE National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Thomas, AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr.

Y.O.U.N.G. Training Summit Closing Session
When:   5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 
Where:  Allegheny 1 & 2, Westin
Who:    State Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Wis.; AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.

Human Rights Training Conference Plenary Session
When:   1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 
Where:  Allegheny Ballroom, Westin
Who:     United Steelworkers International Vice President of Human Affairs Fred Redmond;
AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr.; AFGE National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Thomas;

Solidarity Rally
When:   3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 
Where:  Moorhead Federal Building
What:    Hundreds of union activists from AFGE will rally to urge Congress to repeal sequestration
Who:     Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Allegheny Central Labor Council President Jack Shea; AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.; AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr., AFGE National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Thomas; furloughed government employees who provide vital public services

LGBT Pride Training Opening Session
When:   9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 
Where:  Pennsylvania, Westin
Who:     AFGE National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Thomas, AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr.; Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Executive Director Gregory Cendana; Pride at Work Executive Director Darren Phelps

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees



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