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Jul 24, 2015, 18:19 ET
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Sen. Blumenthal Proposes Needed Plan for Real Accountability at the VA

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today sent a letter to U.S. Senators strongly urging them to support S. 1856, legislation...

Jul 23, 2015, 17:10 ET
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AFGE Praises Senate Committee's Action to Enhance Protections for Federal Employees, Retirees Affected by Data Breach

The American Federation of Government Employees commends the Senate Appropriations Committee for adopting measures that would enhance protections...

Jul 22, 2015, 13:00 ET
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AFGE Council of Prison Locals Holds Picket to Condemn Plea Bargain for Correctional Officer's Killer

Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Council of Prison Locals held an informational picket at the Los Angeles District...

Jul 21, 2015, 17:34 ET
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AFGE Urges Congress to Provide OPM with Emergency Funds to Address Data Breach

The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on Congress to provide the Office of Personnel Management with emergency funds to...

Jul 17, 2015, 17:27 ET
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Federal Correctional Officers' Union Renews Call for Sentencing Reform Following Historic Obama Prison Visit

 On July 16, President Obama became the first sitting president to tour a federal correctional facility. AFGE Council of Prison Locals (CPL)...

Jul 17, 2015, 12:18 ET
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AFGE to Congress: Transfer Funds to Replenish Critical VA Operations

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) strongly urges Congress to take immediate action to fortify the resources for direct patient...

Jul 14, 2015, 16:54 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Says Voting Rights Under Attack

 The American Federation of Government Employees believes in the constitutional right of every American citizen to vote and will fight any...

Jul 13, 2015, 19:17 ET
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AFGE Says OPM Treatment of Employees Affected by Data Breach Unfair

 American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "It is absolutely...

Jul 10, 2015, 13:46 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Says Archuleta Resignation Does Not Resolve OPM's Cybersecurity Woes

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "The resignation of OPM...

Jul 10, 2015, 11:28 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Signals Support for Senate Bill Providing Individuals Affected by Data Breaches with Lifetime Credit Monitoring

The American Federation of Government Employees fully supports Senate legislation introduced Thursday that would provide individuals affected by...

Jul 10, 2015, 09:19 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Responds to Finding that Additional 21.5 Million People Affected by OPM Breach

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

Jul 09, 2015, 10:12 ET
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New AFGE Ad Urges OPM to Step Up Assistance for Employees Affected by Data Breach, Improve Transparency

The American Federation of Government Employees today placed a full-page ad in Politico, calling on the Office of Personnel Management to detail...

Jul 02, 2015, 15:30 ET
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Leaders of nation's largest federal employee union express outrage at church burnings

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr., National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr., and National Vice...

Jul 01, 2015, 17:11 ET
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AFGE Wins Pension Protections for Federal Law Enforcement Officers

The American Federation of Government Employees is declaring victory after President Obama signed into law legislation that eliminates a financial...

Jun 29, 2015, 18:30 ET
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AFGE files Class Action Lawsuit against OPM Officials over Data Breach

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has filed a class action complaint with a demand for jury trial against the Office of...

Jun 26, 2015, 13:25 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Hails Supreme Court Marriage Decision

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

Jun 23, 2015, 12:43 ET
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Administration Must Act Now to Address Failed Response to Data Breach, Union Says

 In reaction to reported widespread failures by the government in responding to the massive data breach affecting federal workers, the American...

Jun 18, 2015, 14:05 ET
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Leaders of Nation's Largest Federal Employee Union React to Charleston Shooting

Leaders from the largest union representing federal and D.C. government employees today expressed their profound grief for the victims of last...

Jun 05, 2015, 17:35 ET
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AFGE Praises Passage of Bill to Reform Retirement Benefits for Federal Law Enforcement Officers

 The American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals (CPL) applauds the unanimous Senate passage of the Defending Public...

Jun 04, 2015, 18:55 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Responds to Massive Security Breach

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "This evening we learned...