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Mar 24, 2017, 18:43 ET AFGE: Withdrawal of AHCA a 'Win for Working Families'

In response to the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act after it became clear there were not enough votes to pass, American Federation of...


Mar 16, 2017, 15:04 ET Trump Budget Fails Working People, AFGE Union Leader Says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement on the budget blueprint released by...


Mar 14, 2017, 15:26 ET AFGE: Trump's Governmentwide Review Must Include Billions in Wasteful Contractor Spending

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


Mar 09, 2017, 17:29 ET VA Accountability Act 'Does Nothing to Improve the VA'

New legislation introduced in the House and Senate this week has been met with fierce opposition by the union that represents 230,000 VA...


Mar 08, 2017, 13:37 ET Union-Busting House Bill Would Silence the Voice of Workers, AFGE Says

The American Federation of Government Employees strongly opposes legislation moving through the House that would limit an employee's access to...


Mar 07, 2017, 17:04 ET Largest Federal Employee Union Responds to ACA Repeal and Replace Plan

In response to the introduction of the House's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, American Federation of Government Employees...


Mar 07, 2017, 16:29 ET AFGE: Trump's Job-Killing Hiring Freeze is Leaving Military Families Out in the Cold

Forty-three days. It's been 43 days since President Donald Trump signed his job-killing Executive Order freezing hiring in the federal government,...


Mar 07, 2017, 13:54 ET Trump Budget Cuts Endangering Public Safety, Federal Union Leader Says

Budget cuts being proposed by the Trump administration will make America less secure and endanger the lives of the public and our public servants,...


Mar 01, 2017, 11:30 ET AFGE: President Trump's Actions Belie Conciliatory Tone in Joint Address

In response to President Trump's first joint address to Congress, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr....


Feb 28, 2017, 21:57 ET AFGE: Stop Wasting America's Money on Privatization

Tonight President Trump will reportedly roll out his plans for the federal government under his watch. He'll likely expand on his plan for an...


Feb 17, 2017, 15:27 ET EPA Workers' Union, AFGE, Responds to Scott Pruitt Confirmation

J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 9,000 employees at the...


Feb 16, 2017, 16:28 ET Head of Largest VA Union Urges Lawmakers to Protect Workers' Representation Rights

The head of the largest union representing federal and D.C government workers today urged Congress and the Trump administration to protect the...


Feb 15, 2017, 16:26 ET Puzder's Withdrawal as Labor Nominee is Victory for Working People, AFGE Says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "Andrew Puzder's decision to...


Feb 14, 2017, 14:13 ET AFGE: National Union-Busting Law Wrong For America's Middle Class

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "AFGE strongly opposes...


Feb 09, 2017, 10:29 ET AFGE: Eroding Worker Rights Won't Solve Management Failures

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland...


Jan 31, 2017, 14:37 ET The Senate FAIR Act Supports Middle Class Govt Workers

After six years of budget cuts, pay freezes, and lost benefits, federal civil servants could receive a 3.2 percent pay raise in 2018 thanks to new...


Jan 31, 2017, 14:31 ET The House FAIR Act Supports Middle Class Govt Workers

After six years of budget cuts, pay freezes, and lost benefits, federal civil servants could receive a 3.2 percent pay raise in 2018 thanks to new...


Jan 23, 2017, 12:50 ET President Trump's Federal Hiring Freeze Will Cost Taxpayers and Hurt Americans, AFGE Says

Donald Trump is backtracking on campaign pledges to create American jobs and cut wasteful government spending by issuing an executive order to...


Jan 11, 2017, 14:49 ET VA Employee Union: Dr. Shulkin 'strong choice' to lead the VA

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


Jan 06, 2017, 15:37 ET AFGE: House Bill Touting Government Accountability, Efficiency Does Neither

Some members of the House of Representatives are continuing their assault on working families with a venomous piece of legislation that would...


Dec 15, 2016, 15:21 ET Labor leader, NC native, blasts state lawmakers for partisan power grab

North Carolina native J. David Cox Sr., who leads the nation's largest federal employee union, is calling on state lawmakers to reject a series of...


Dec 15, 2016, 13:44 ET AFGE Strongly Supports Rep. Ellison for DNC Chair

The American Federation of Government Employees strongly supports Rep. Keith Ellison's bid to become chair of the Democratic National Committee,...


Dec 09, 2016, 20:57 ET AFGE: Senate Averts Shutdown But Unease Remains

On the news that the Senate has barely averted yet another government shutdown, American Federation of Government Employees National President J....


Dec 09, 2016, 17:21 ET Largest Federal Union Urges Senate to Prevent Shutdown

On the verge of another potential government shutdown, the American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released...


Dec 09, 2016, 10:59 ET AFGE Applauds Obama Action Giving Federal Employees 2.1% Pay Raise in January

The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, applauds President Obama's decision to provide...