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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...

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...