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Jan 28, 2015, 14:58 ET
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Hospital Employees to Hold Demonstration at Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Federal employees will hold a demonstration at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in support of fully staffing and improving working conditions at...

Jan 27, 2015, 13:22 ET
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House Bill on VA Bonuses Misses the Mark on Accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs, says AFGE

The American Federation of Government Employees objects to the proposed legislation by Rep. Jeff Miller regarding bonuses awarded to Department of...

Jan 21, 2015, 11:41 ET
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Middle Class Economics Starts with Federal Workforce, Union Leader Says

 American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today applauded President Obama's State of the Union proposals...

Jan 20, 2015, 15:16 ET
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Cuts to Federal Workforce Undermining Nation's Prosperity, Union President Says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "As President Obama prepares...

Jan 15, 2015, 10:31 ET
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Federal Union Leader Applauds Obama's Push to Extend Paid Parental Leave to Federal Employees

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "President Obama announced...

Jan 13, 2015, 13:11 ET
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AFGE Applauds Bills to Provide Federal Employees with 3.8% Pay Raise in 2016

 American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. applauded legislation introduced today in the House and Senate...

Jan 07, 2015, 13:07 ET
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VA Employees' Union Statement On Shooting At El Paso Veterans Affairs Clinic

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

Dec 15, 2014, 10:09 ET
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Federal Nurses Week Gains Traction in House of Representatives

 The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) lauds Rep. Jan Schakowsky's introduction of H. Res. 778 supporting the designation of...

Dec 11, 2014, 22:26 ET
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President of Largest Federal Employee Union Issues Statement on FY 2015 Budget Passage

In response to House passage of the Fiscal Year 2015 omnibus appropriations measure, J. David Cox, Sr., National President of the American...

Dec 10, 2014, 13:36 ET
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Border Patrol Union Praises House Passage of Landmark Pay Reform Bill

 The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 16,500 Border Patrol agents and support staff, applauded the House...

Dec 05, 2014, 09:52 ET
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Leader of Largest Federal Employee Union Praises House Passage of Retroactive Transit Subsidies for Nation's Workers

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "I applaud the House of...

Dec 04, 2014, 14:21 ET
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Underpaid Workers at Minot AFB Win Pay Rate Increase

 The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded the Office of Personnel Management for approving a union-backed plan to...

Nov 21, 2014, 10:30 ET
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AFGE Applauds Bureau of Prisons Expansion of Pepper Spray Pilot Program

 The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Council of Prisons Locals (CPL) applauds the continued expansion of...

Nov 19, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Video: Border Patrol Agents Put in Harm's Way Every Day

 Like most law enforcement officers, Border Patrol agents don't know what's in store for them when they head out to work each day. But for...

Nov 12, 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.

New Video: AFGE Women's Coordinator Fights for Equal Rights

For Audrey Townsend, the fact that women get paid 77 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts isn't just a statistic. It's a call to...

Nov 05, 2014, 09:49 ET
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President of Largest Federal Employees' Union Names Top Priorities Following Midterm Election

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "First off, I want to thank...

Oct 31, 2014, 12:28 ET
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AFGE Marks One-Year Anniversary of LAX Shooting with Renewed Call for Enhanced Safety Procedures

The American Federation of Government Employees is marking the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport...

Oct 24, 2014, 10:39 ET
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AFGE: Failed Leadership, Budget Cuts Demoralizing Federal Workforce

The latest survey of federal employees paints a picture of a demoralized workforce that feels less able than ever to successfully accomplish the...

Oct 22, 2014, 13:42 ET
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AFGE requests CDC guidance to protect all public safety workers from Ebola

The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue guidelines to protect public...

Oct 22, 2014, 11:41 ET
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AFGE union leader bemoans insufficient COLA increase for seniors, retirees

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement regarding the 1.7%...