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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...

Aug 07, 2014, 13:45 ET
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President Obama's Signing of VA Emergency Funding Bill is Critical Step in VA's Road to Recovery, Says AFGE

 The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today lauded President Obama's signing of the Veterans Access, Choice and...

Aug 01, 2014, 15:12 ET
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Increased Staffing in VA Compromise Legislation a Major Victory for Veterans' Care

American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox Sr., issued the following statement after the House and Senate passed...

Jul 31, 2014, 16:31 ET
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AFGE Applauds Legislation to Repeal Federal Workforce Retirement Cuts

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today praised the introduction of legislation by Rep. Donna Edwards that would repeal the...

Jul 30, 2014, 12:40 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)

Inspired to Act: SSA Employee Advocates for Workers' Rights in Latest AFGE Documentary

In a time when union membership has been on a decline, a groundswell of workers, from teachers to fast-food workers, organized and unorganized,...

Jul 29, 2014, 10:33 ET
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AFGE Thanks Senator Sanders for Securing Emergency Funding for VA's Staffing Emergency

Senator Bernie Sanders, Chair of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, achieved a great victory for veterans today in a compromise that provides...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Coast Guard Plan to Outsource Work Performed by Federal Employees Violates Law, Union Leader Says

The Coast Guard's plan to hire contract workers for functions currently performed by federal employees violates a federal outsourcing ban and must...

Jul 21, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Park Service Union Leader Urges White House Review of Illegal Outsourcing

 The head of the union representing National Park Service employees is calling on the White House to review the illegal outsourcing of federal...

Jul 17, 2014, 12:22 ET
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Poultry Inspectors Union Calls for Public Review of USDA Outsourcing Plan

The American Federation of Government Employees says the public should be allowed to review and comment on a U.S Department of Agriculture plan to...

Jul 15, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Federal Budget Cuts Targeting Workers Degrades Service and Productivity, Leader of Largest Federal Employee Union Says

Reckless budget cuts targeting federal employees' pay, retirement and jobs is making it all but impossible for federal workers to maintain...

Jul 09, 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)

EEOC Advocate Discusses Fighting Workplace Discrimination in Latest AFGE Documentary

 In the 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's mission to protect employees...

Jul 02, 2014, 10:07 ET
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AFGE President: Border Patrol Agents Are 'Unsung Heroes' of Immigration Crisis

 Border Patrol agents along the Rio Grande Valley are doing a remarkable job managing waves of unaccompanied children flooding the U.S. border,...

Jun 26, 2014, 14:52 ET
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AFGE Leader Lauds Senate Hearing on Voting Rights Legislation

American Federation of Government Employees National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas issued the following statement...

Jun 25, 2014, 15:47 ET
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Border Patrol Union Applauds Senate Committee 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...

Jun 25, 2014, 14:10 ET
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Border Patrol, ICE Agents Managing Immigration Spike with Limited Resources, Union Leaders Say

Agents from the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are doing a commendable job under difficult circumstances to address a record...

Jun 24, 2014, 16:41 ET
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AFGE Applauds White House for Timely Release of Rule Lowering Federal Contractor Compensation Cap

The American Federation of Government Employees today thanked the White House for the timely release of an interim rule that will put into effect a...

Jun 24, 2014, 11:30 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Urges Quick Adoption of Workplace Flexibilities

 The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, today urged federal agencies to quickly expand...

Jun 24, 2014, 11:19 ET
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In Wake of OSC Retaliation Findings, VA Employees' Union Submits Recommendations for Whistleblower Protection

The American Federation of Government Employees strongly urges the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement enhanced whistleblower protections...

Jun 23, 2014, 15:04 ET
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AFGE Praises White House Memo Urging Expansion of Workplace Flexibilities

 American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today praised the White House for a memorandum intended to...

Jun 20, 2014, 20:22 ET
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Largest VA Employees Union Urges Congressional VA Conferees to Support Emergency Funding for VA Medical Centers

The American Federation of Government Employees today sent letters to lawmakers working out differences between Senate and House VA health care...