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Federal Union Leader Denounces House Budget Vote, Urges Senate Rejection

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

Mar 24, 2015, 15:11 ET
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Hospital Employees to Hold Demonstration at VA Long Beach Medical Facility

Federal employees will hold a demonstration at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System facility to shed light on the culture of retaliation and...

Mar 23, 2015, 16:36 ET
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Federal Union Leader Says House Budget a 'Direct Assault' on Working People

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement on the House's fiscal 2016...

Mar 21, 2015, 14:20 ET
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TSA Employee Union Leader Responds to Machete Attack in New Orleans

 In response to the machete attack on Transportation Security Administration officers at the New Orleans International Airport, J. David Cox,...

Mar 19, 2015, 16:04 ET
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Skilled Trades Workers in North Dakota, Montana Win Pay Rate Increase

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

Mar 18, 2015, 17:13 ET
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Federal Union Leader Says Senate Budget Plan Cuts Wages for Working People

 Federal employees would be on the hook for billions of dollars in cuts to their take-home pay and benefits under a budget plan issued today by...

Mar 17, 2015, 11:09 ET
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Federal Union Leader: House Budget Plan Retreads Failed Proposals of the Past

 The fiscal 2016 House budget plan issued today by Rep. Tom Price attacks millions of working-class Americans by proposing major cuts to their...

Mar 11, 2015, 12:46 ET
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New Video: Border Patrol Agents Benefit from Union Representation

 Border Patrol agents protect the American public by deterring drug, weapons, and human trafficking into the country. When it comes to...

Mar 03, 2015, 17:05 ET
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DHS Union President Responds to Funding Agreement

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "After taking us to the...

Feb 27, 2015, 10:54 ET
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AFGE Union President Urges Full Year Funding for Homeland Security

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "With hours left before the...

Feb 27, 2015, 10:24 ET
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VA Employees to Hold Demonstration at St. Petersburg VA Regional Office

Department of Veterans Affairs employees (VA) will hold a demonstration at the St. Petersburg VA Regional Office to shed light on the culture of...

Feb 25, 2015, 14:41 ET
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DHS Union Leader Praises Senate Introduction of Shutdown Pay Bill

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. applauds Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland for introducing legislation...

Feb 24, 2015, 15:14 ET
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Homeland Security Union Leader Signals Support for Retroactive Pay Bill

 The American Federation of Government Employees strongly supports bipartisan House legislation introduced today that would ensure employees in...

Feb 13, 2015, 16:14 ET
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AFGE Labor Activists Support International Human Rights Defense Act

 American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), AFL-CIO, District 11 affirms its support for, and endorsement of, the International Human...

Feb 13, 2015, 13:41 ET
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New Video: Capitol Hill Rally Champions Government Workers as "Unsung Heroes"

 A new video released today by the American Federation of Government Employees champions government employees as the unsung heroes of the...

Feb 05, 2015, 12:29 ET
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AFGE Applauds House Bill to Repeal Federal Workforce Pay Cuts

The American Federation of Government Employees today praised the reintroduction of legislation by Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland that would repeal...

Feb 02, 2015, 16:01 ET
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AFGE Applauds DHS Secretary's Action to Correct Pay for Enforcement Officers

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

Feb 02, 2015, 12:16 ET
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AFGE Applauds Obama Budget Plan to End Sequestration, Says Federal Worker Proposals Fall Short

President Obama's 2016 budget falls short of his State of the Union pledge to raise living standards for middle-class Americans by failing to honor...

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...