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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...

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...