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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%...

Oct 21, 2014, 16:57 ET
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AFGE Sues to Halt USDA Implementation of Dirty Chicken Rule

The American Federation of Government Employees is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to block implementation of a new poultry inspection...

Oct 16, 2014, 11:38 ET
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TSA Officers Union Recognizes Administrator John Pistole for his Service

In response to TSA's announcement today that Administrator John Pistole will retire from public service at year's end, American Federation of...

Oct 15, 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. (PRNewsFoto/American Federation of Government Employees)

New AFGE Video: EEOC Employee Stands Up for Next Generation of Workers

Matt Albucher is on the front lines of the battle being waged daily against working people in America. Matt works at the Equal Employment...

Oct 09, 2014, 17:37 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Calls for Training, Protective Equipment, to Prevent Ebola Exposure at Ports of Entry

In response to the recent Ebola crisis and the heightened risk for Transportation Security Officers, Border Patrol agents and other federal...

Oct 08, 2014, 14:01 ET
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New VA Whistleblower Protection Certification Demonstrates Agency's Commitment to Ending Culture of Retaliation, Says AFGE

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) lauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) recent certification on whistleblower...

Oct 02, 2014, 16:07 ET
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AFGE Applauds VA Secretary Decision to Extend Stay on Health Care Worker Downgrades

In keeping with VA Secretary Robert McDonald's commitment to AFGE and its National VA Council to reverse harmful downgrades of medical center...

Oct 01, 2014, 12:00 ET

AFGE Video: Border Patrol Agents Extend a Helping Hand to Those in Need

The image is a powerful one: an army of armed law enforcement officers stationed along the border, impeding the flow of undocumented immigrants,...