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Feb 17, 2017, 15:27 ET EPA Workers' Union, AFGE, Responds to Scott Pruitt Confirmation

J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 9,000 employees at the...


Feb 16, 2017, 16:28 ET Head of Largest VA Union Urges Lawmakers to Protect Workers' Representation Rights

The head of the largest union representing federal and D.C government workers today urged Congress and the Trump administration to protect the...


Feb 15, 2017, 16:26 ET Puzder's Withdrawal as Labor Nominee is Victory for Working People, AFGE Says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "Andrew Puzder's decision to...


Feb 14, 2017, 14:13 ET AFGE: National Union-Busting Law Wrong For America's Middle Class

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "AFGE strongly opposes...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:29 ET AFGE: Eroding Worker Rights Won't Solve Management Failures

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland...


Jan 31, 2017, 14:37 ET The Senate FAIR Act Supports Middle Class Govt Workers

After six years of budget cuts, pay freezes, and lost benefits, federal civil servants could receive a 3.2 percent pay raise in 2018 thanks to new...


Jan 31, 2017, 14:31 ET The House FAIR Act Supports Middle Class Govt Workers

After six years of budget cuts, pay freezes, and lost benefits, federal civil servants could receive a 3.2 percent pay raise in 2018 thanks to new...


Jan 23, 2017, 12:50 ET President Trump's Federal Hiring Freeze Will Cost Taxpayers and Hurt Americans, AFGE Says

Donald Trump is backtracking on campaign pledges to create American jobs and cut wasteful government spending by issuing an executive order to...


Jan 11, 2017, 14:49 ET VA Employee Union: Dr. Shulkin 'strong choice' to lead the VA

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to President-elect...


Jan 06, 2017, 15:37 ET AFGE: House Bill Touting Government Accountability, Efficiency Does Neither

Some members of the House of Representatives are continuing their assault on working families with a venomous piece of legislation that would...


Dec 15, 2016, 15:21 ET Labor leader, NC native, blasts state lawmakers for partisan power grab

North Carolina native J. David Cox Sr., who leads the nation's largest federal employee union, is calling on state lawmakers to reject a series of...


Dec 15, 2016, 13:44 ET AFGE Strongly Supports Rep. Ellison for DNC Chair

The American Federation of Government Employees strongly supports Rep. Keith Ellison's bid to become chair of the Democratic National Committee,...


Dec 09, 2016, 20:57 ET AFGE: Senate Averts Shutdown But Unease Remains

On the news that the Senate has barely averted yet another government shutdown, American Federation of Government Employees National President J....


Dec 09, 2016, 17:21 ET Largest Federal Union Urges Senate to Prevent Shutdown

On the verge of another potential government shutdown, the American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released...


Dec 09, 2016, 10:59 ET AFGE Applauds Obama Action Giving Federal Employees 2.1% Pay Raise in January

The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, applauds President Obama's decision to provide...


Nov 10, 2016, 08:23 ET AFGE Congratulates Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire on Senate win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Maggie Hassan for winning election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of New...


Nov 09, 2016, 14:11 ET Federal employee union will keep fighting for working Americans under Trump administration

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in reaction to the...


Nov 09, 2016, 13:54 ET AFGE Congratulates Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada on Senate Win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Catherine Cortez Masto for winning election to the U.S. Senate representing the state...


Nov 08, 2016, 23:18 ET AFGE Congratulates Brian Schatz of Hawaii on Senate Win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Brian Schatz for winning re-election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of...


Nov 08, 2016, 23:17 ET AFGE Congratulates Ron Wyden of Oregon on Senate win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Ron Wyden for winning re-election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of...


Nov 08, 2016, 23:15 ET AFGE Congratulates Patty Murray of Washington on Senate win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Patty Murray for winning re-election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of...


Nov 08, 2016, 23:14 ET AFGE Congratulates Kamala Harris of California on Senate win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Kamala Harris for winning election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of...


Nov 08, 2016, 23:13 ET AFGE Congratulates Michael Bennet of Colorado on Senate win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Michael Bennet for winning re-election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of...


Nov 08, 2016, 21:27 ET AFGE Congratulates Chuck Schumer of New York on Senate Win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Chuck Schumer for winning re-election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of...


Nov 08, 2016, 20:54 ET AFGE Congratulates Tammy Duckworth of Illinois on Senate Win

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Tammy Duckworth for winning election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of...