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Jul 09, 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)

EEOC Advocate Discusses Fighting Workplace Discrimination in Latest AFGE Documentary

 In the 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's mission to protect employees...

Jul 02, 2014, 10:07 ET
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AFGE President: Border Patrol Agents Are 'Unsung Heroes' of Immigration Crisis

 Border Patrol agents along the Rio Grande Valley are doing a remarkable job managing waves of unaccompanied children flooding the U.S. border,...

Jun 26, 2014, 14:52 ET
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AFGE Leader Lauds Senate Hearing on Voting Rights Legislation

American Federation of Government Employees National Vice President for Women's and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas issued the following statement...

Jun 25, 2014, 15:47 ET
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Border Patrol Union Applauds Senate Committee Passage of Pay Reform Bill

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

Jun 25, 2014, 14:10 ET
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Border Patrol, ICE Agents Managing Immigration Spike with Limited Resources, Union Leaders Say

Agents from the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are doing a commendable job under difficult circumstances to address a record...

Jun 24, 2014, 16:41 ET
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AFGE Applauds White House for Timely Release of Rule Lowering Federal Contractor Compensation Cap

The American Federation of Government Employees today thanked the White House for the timely release of an interim rule that will put into effect a...

Jun 24, 2014, 11:30 ET
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Largest Federal Employee Union Urges Quick Adoption of Workplace Flexibilities

 The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, today urged federal agencies to quickly expand...

Jun 24, 2014, 11:19 ET
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In Wake of OSC Retaliation Findings, VA Employees' Union Submits Recommendations for Whistleblower Protection

The American Federation of Government Employees strongly urges the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement enhanced whistleblower protections...

Jun 23, 2014, 15:04 ET
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AFGE Praises White House Memo Urging Expansion of Workplace Flexibilities

 American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today praised the White House for a memorandum intended to...

Jun 20, 2014, 20:22 ET
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Largest VA Employees Union Urges Congressional VA Conferees to Support Emergency Funding for VA Medical Centers

The American Federation of Government Employees today sent letters to lawmakers working out differences between Senate and House VA health care...

Jun 20, 2014, 17:17 ET
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AFGE Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate

The American Federation of Government Employees today formally endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for election to the U.S. Senate. Grimes, who is...

Jun 18, 2014, 12:00 ET
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EPA Employee and Union Activist Discusses Cleaning Up Communities in new "I Am AFGE" Documentary

Growing up in Ohio, Brad Bradley became motivated to help improve the environment after watching Lake Erie nearly die due to industrial pollution...

Jun 17, 2014, 11:44 ET
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AFGE President Arrested While Protesting Extremist Policies in North Carolina

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. was arrested here Monday while protesting extremist policies passed...

Jun 11, 2014, 16:03 ET
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Largest Federal Employees Union Expresses Support for Veterans Compromise Bill

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today expressed support for bipartisan bill S. 2450 aimed at providing a comprehensive,...

Jun 10, 2014, 10:55 ET
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Poultry Inspectors Union Urges Passage of DeLauro Amendment Blocking USDA Outsourcing Plan

The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on House lawmakers to prevent the U.S. Department of Agriculture from implementing a new...

Jun 06, 2014, 11:30 ET
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VA Employees' Union Cautiously Optimistic on Bipartisan Veterans Care Bill

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) expressed cautious optimism about recently announced legislation aimed at improving staffing...

Jun 05, 2014, 11:38 ET
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President of Largest Federal Employee Union Lauds Sen. Sanders' Legislation Aimed at Fixing VA Woes

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement regarding Senate Veterans'...

May 30, 2014, 14:08 ET
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Largest VA Employees Union Responds to Announcement of VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation

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

May 29, 2014, 15:08 ET
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Union Activist Highlights Needed Changes in Benefits Transition Process for Veterans

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Veterans Affairs (VA) Local 1738 Shop Steward Eric Jenkins testified today before the House...

May 29, 2014, 13:30 ET
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Bureau of Prisons Signs First New Contract in 16 years

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is proud to announce that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and Council of Prisons Locals...

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