New Video Recounts AFGE Effort to Fight Government Shutdown Nation's largest federal employee union organized fight against 2013 lockout
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The effort by federal employees to protest the unprecedented 16-day government shutdown last fall has been documented in a new video released by the American Federation of Government Employees.
When the federal government shut down in 2013, AFGE members across the nation stood up and spoke out. The five-minute video, unveiled this week during AFGE's annual legislative conference, recounts their inspiring efforts to fight back and publicize the detrimental effects of the 16-day lockout.
"Our members took to the streets and to the airwaves like never before to protest the government lockout, and this video is a testament to their efforts," AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. said.
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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