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Jul 19, 2017, 17:01 ET NEW VIDEO: How Trump's Budget Hurts America's Civil Servants, Veterans, Law Enforcement Officers

A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees highlights the massive wage and benefit cuts that current, future, and retired...


Jul 18, 2017, 13:11 ET House Budget Abandons Working Families, American Values

The federal budget proposed by House Republicans proposes huge wage and benefit cuts to federal employees and massive cuts to programs serving many...


Jul 13, 2017, 13:50 ET EPA Union Asks American People, 'Why Do You Love the EPA?'

Working people at the Environmental Protection Agency have dedicated their careers to keeping America's air clean and water safe. They serve...


Jul 11, 2017, 14:44 ET VA Union Calls on Senate to 'Work on Fixing, Not Dismantling Veterans' Healthcare'

On Tuesday the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing to address proposed legislation aimed at improving veterans' access...


Jul 11, 2017, 14:23 ET Correctional Officers' Union: Life Sentence for Murderer of Correctional Officer Does Not Go Far Enough

American Federation of Government Employees' Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young released the following statement in response to the...


Jul 05, 2017, 16:47 ET New Video: Why privatizing public services hurts everyone (except big business)

A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees illustrates how Americans suffer when the government hands over our public...


Jun 22, 2017, 15:41 ET Federal union leader says Senate health care bill 'shameful'

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in...


Jun 15, 2017, 14:33 ET New Video: 4 ways Trump's budget slashes income for federal workers and retirees

A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees illustrates how President Trump's proposed budget would cut wages for current...


Jun 15, 2017, 14:04 ET EPA Union Blasts Pruitt Over Budget Testimony

In response to today's testimony from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt about the proposed budget for the agency in 2018,...


May 23, 2017, 15:33 ET Trump budget cuts civil service pay, jobs, and benefits to line CEO pockets, union says

President Trump's budget funds huge tax breaks for corporations and the wealthiest Americans by slashing take-home pay, benefits, and jobs for the...


May 18, 2017, 09:00 ET "Federal employees earn a living wage and benefits - and that's nothing to apologize for."

Criticizing the pay and benefits earned by federal government employees detracts from the real crisis facing tens of millions of private-sector...


May 17, 2017, 15:30 ET VA Union Slams Pending Anti-Worker Legislation

In response to H.R. 1461, as amended by Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, passing through the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs today, American...


May 17, 2017, 14:30 ET "You're Fired" bill scapegoats frontline VA workers and politicizes career civil service, union says

A Senate bill that would allow VA managers to fire rank-and-file workers based on scant evidence of wrongdoing and with little ability to appeal is...


May 17, 2017, 10:00 ET FAA employee, manager groups unite to oppose privatizing air traffic control

The American Federation of Government Employees is joining with other employee organizations in opposing any attempts to privatize the Federal...


May 10, 2017, 15:04 ET AFGE Statement: Comey Firing Exposes Danger Public-Sector Workers Face from Political Meddling

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to President Trump's...


May 04, 2017, 17:16 ET AFGE Statement: House Betrays Millions with Health Care Repeal Vote

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to the House vote...


May 03, 2017, 18:37 ET After Years of Neglect, TSA Officers May Finally Receive Equal Rights

The American Federation of Government Employees strongly supports the reintroduction of a bill granting Title 5 rights to TSA Officers from...


May 01, 2017, 13:57 ET Largest Federal Employee Union Reacts to Budget Deal that Keeps Government Open

In response to the announcement that Congress has agreed on a bill funding the federal government through the end of September, American Federation...


Apr 28, 2017, 15:32 ET AFGE: VA Executive Order Can Only Succeed if Workers' Rights Are Preserved

In response to President Trump's Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs,...


Apr 28, 2017, 13:03 ET AFGE Urges Congress to Keep America's Government Open

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement: "Government programs and...


Apr 27, 2017, 15:11 ET Largest Federal Union Calls on Congress to Pass the Thin Blue Line and Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Acts

Today the Thin Blue Line and Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Acts passed through the U.S. House of Representatives...


Apr 26, 2017, 13:12 ET AFGE: CBO report uses 'faulty assumptions' for inaccurate federal pay report

An update to the Congressional Budget Office's 2012 comparison of federal and private-sector compensation relies on the same faulty assumptions as...


Apr 13, 2017, 16:28 ET Mismanagement at DC VA Hospital is 'Unconscionable' Says VA Union

In response to the preliminary report from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector General regarding the Washington, DC...


Apr 12, 2017, 14:00 ET Largest Federal Union Responds to OMB's Memo on 'Reforming the Federal Government'

In response to today's memorandum from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, "Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal...


Apr 07, 2017, 16:12 ET Largest Federal Union Calls Senate's Use of the Nuclear Option a 'Sad Day for Democracy'

In response to the U.S. Senate enacting the so-called "nuclear option" on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, American...