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AFGE Sues to Halt USDA Implementation of Dirty Chicken Rule

The American Federation of Government Employees is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to block implementation of a new poultry inspection...

Oct 16, 2014, 11:38 ET
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TSA Officers Union Recognizes Administrator John Pistole for his Service

In response to TSA's announcement today that Administrator John Pistole will retire from public service at year's end, American Federation of...

Oct 15, 2014, 12:00 ET
The American Federation of Government Employees has launched a year-long campaign to raise the public's awareness and appreciation of federal employees. The campaign kicks off with a new video highlighting the important services federal employees deliver and explaining how they have much in common with the citizens they are sworn to serve. Fifteen other videos will roll out during the year featuring real federal workers. The videos and additional information are available at www.afge.org/IAm. (PRNewsFoto/American Federation of Government Employees)

New AFGE Video: EEOC Employee Stands Up for Next Generation of Workers

Matt Albucher is on the front lines of the battle being waged daily against working people in America. Matt works at the Equal Employment...

Oct 09, 2014, 17:37 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Calls for Training, Protective Equipment, to Prevent Ebola Exposure at Ports of Entry

In response to the recent Ebola crisis and the heightened risk for Transportation Security Officers, Border Patrol agents and other federal...

Oct 08, 2014, 14:01 ET
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New VA Whistleblower Protection Certification Demonstrates Agency's Commitment to Ending Culture of Retaliation, Says AFGE

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) lauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) recent certification on whistleblower...

Oct 02, 2014, 16:07 ET
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AFGE Applauds VA Secretary Decision to Extend Stay on Health Care Worker Downgrades

In keeping with VA Secretary Robert McDonald's commitment to AFGE and its National VA Council to reverse harmful downgrades of medical center...

Oct 01, 2014, 12:00 ET

AFGE Video: Border Patrol Agents Extend a Helping Hand to Those in Need

The image is a powerful one: an army of armed law enforcement officers stationed along the border, impeding the flow of undocumented immigrants,...

Sep 24, 2014, 18:31 ET
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VA Secretary Delivers Impassioned Presentation on Veterans' Care and Labor-Management Cooperation at Biannual Meeting

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald today delivered an impassioned presentation at the AFGE National VA Council...

Sep 24, 2014, 12:00 ET

Union Member and Correctional Counselor Stands for Safety at Federal Prisons

Correctional officers inside federal prisons carry no weapons. Most are not even allowed to have pepper spray, and officers only recently won the...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:08 ET
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AFGE Honors the Commitment, Passion and Service of Federal Nurses with First Ever Federal Nurses Week

Across America, 100,000 federal nurses are silently caring for our nation's veterans, active duty troops and families, and some of our most...

Sep 19, 2014, 10:55 ET
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Border Patrol Union Applauds Senate Passage of Pay Reform Bill

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 16,500 Border Patrol agents and support staff, applauds Senate passage...

Sep 17, 2014, 16:10 ET
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VA Union: Pay Rate Increases for Doctors Good First Step, But More Must Be Done

Increasing the pay rates for VA doctors and dentists should help the Department of Veterans Affairs recruit additional providers to treat our...

Sep 10, 2014, 17:19 ET
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AFGE Plans Rally for VA Employee Activists and Other Stakeholders to Protest Poor Leadership by VISN 6 Director Hoffmann

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) employee leaders and community activists will rally at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

Aug 29, 2014, 09:00 ET
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AFGE Labor Day Video Shows Why Unions Are Needed Now More Than Ever

A new Labor Day video from the American Federation of Government Employees illustrates what unions have done for working people and why they remain...

Aug 27, 2014, 15:06 ET
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Largest Union of VA Employees Praises Actions to Improve Health Care Access

The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded President Obama's announcement detailing efforts to improve health care access for...

Aug 27, 2014, 12:00 ET
The American Federation of Government Employees has launched a year-long campaign to raise the public's awareness and appreciation of federal employees. The campaign kicks off with a new video highlighting the important services federal employees deliver and explaining how they have much in common with the citizens they are sworn to serve. Fifteen other videos will roll out during the year featuring real federal workers. The videos and additional information are available at www.afge.org/IAm.  (PRNewsFoto/American Federation of Government Employees)

Finding Her Voice: Government Shutdown Turns Census Bureau Employee into Federal Worker Advocate

 When Congress shut down the federal government in a funding dispute in October 2013, many federal employees took to the streets to protest...

Aug 27, 2014, 09:28 ET
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Hundreds to Rally at Minneapolis Social Security Office in Protest of Community Office Closures Across U.S.

Hundreds of union activists from the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will rally at the Minneapolis Social Security Field Office...

Aug 25, 2014, 14:42 ET
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AFGE's National Veterans Affairs Council Recruits 100,000th Member

The American Federation of Government Employees today announced that the National Veterans Affairs Council has recruited its 100,000th member. The...

Aug 22, 2014, 13:07 ET
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America's Largest Federal Employee Union Comes to Minneapolis for Annual Diversity Week

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will hold its 2nd Diversity Week Aug. 23-29 in Minneapolis, Minn. This week of events will...

Aug 13, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Rock Assaults Just One Danger Facing Border Patrol Agents Manning the Southern Border

Patrolling the border is a dangerous job. Just ask Shawn Moran, a Border Patrol agent for the past 17 years who also serves as vice president of...