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Sep 20, 2017, 14:23 ET AFGE responds to ruling in OPM data breach lawsuit

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement: "Two years ago, nearly 22...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:02 ET Rep. Dingell, EPA Union, and Coalition Partners Call on Congress to Fully Fund the EPA

On Wednesday, Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan, Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign Director, and Collin O'Mara, National Wildlife...


Sep 12, 2017, 15:33 ET Defense workers union objects to more base closures

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 300,000 civilian employees in the Department of Defense, is urging lawmakers to...


Sep 01, 2017, 14:25 ET Largest Federal Union Thanks the 12,400 Federal Workers in Texas and Louisiana

As hundreds of thousands of residents in Texas and Louisiana reel from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the nation's largest federal union thanks...


Sep 01, 2017, 10:18 ET Federal Union Calls for Pay Parity in Response to OMB

In response to the Office of Management and Budget's announced 1.9 percent pay increase for federal workers in 2018, American Federation of...


Aug 15, 2017, 14:28 ET Largest Federal Union Asks Congress, 'Why Won't You Fill the 49,000 Vacancies at the VA?'

Veterans around the country are being forced to wait longer for care. Working people at the VA are struggling to do their jobs while staffing...


Jul 28, 2017, 15:29 ET Largest Federal Union "Encouraged" by Steps to Invest in the VA

In response to the passing of the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act today, the American Federation of Government Employees National President J....


Jul 28, 2017, 14:43 ET Defense union applauds House for blocking outsourcing of civilian Defense jobs

Federal civilian employees who provide critical support to our nation's military would be protected from having their jobs outsourced under an...


Jul 27, 2017, 15:56 ET Administration's attempt to allow discrimination against workers, military must be rejected, union leader says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement: "As the largest union...


Jul 25, 2017, 15:16 ET Federal union leader applauds Democratic Party's focus on working people

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to the "Better Deal"...


Jul 19, 2017, 17:01 ET NEW VIDEO: How Trump's Budget Hurts America's Civil Servants, Veterans, Law Enforcement Officers

A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees highlights the massive wage and benefit cuts that current, future, and retired...


Jul 18, 2017, 13:11 ET House Budget Abandons Working Families, American Values

The federal budget proposed by House Republicans proposes huge wage and benefit cuts to federal employees and massive cuts to programs serving many...


Jul 13, 2017, 13:50 ET EPA Union Asks American People, 'Why Do You Love the EPA?'

Working people at the Environmental Protection Agency have dedicated their careers to keeping America's air clean and water safe. They serve...


Jul 11, 2017, 14:44 ET VA Union Calls on Senate to 'Work on Fixing, Not Dismantling Veterans' Healthcare'

On Tuesday the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing to address proposed legislation aimed at improving veterans' access...


Jul 11, 2017, 14:23 ET Correctional Officers' Union: Life Sentence for Murderer of Correctional Officer Does Not Go Far Enough

American Federation of Government Employees' Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young released the following statement in response to the...


Jul 05, 2017, 16:47 ET New Video: Why privatizing public services hurts everyone (except big business)

A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees illustrates how Americans suffer when the government hands over our public...


Jun 22, 2017, 15:41 ET Federal union leader says Senate health care bill 'shameful'

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in...


Jun 15, 2017, 14:33 ET New Video: 4 ways Trump's budget slashes income for federal workers and retirees

A new video from the American Federation of Government Employees illustrates how President Trump's proposed budget would cut wages for current...


Jun 15, 2017, 14:04 ET EPA Union Blasts Pruitt Over Budget Testimony

In response to today's testimony from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt about the proposed budget for the agency in 2018,...


May 23, 2017, 15:33 ET Trump budget cuts civil service pay, jobs, and benefits to line CEO pockets, union says

President Trump's budget funds huge tax breaks for corporations and the wealthiest Americans by slashing take-home pay, benefits, and jobs for the...


May 18, 2017, 09:00 ET "Federal employees earn a living wage and benefits - and that's nothing to apologize for."

Criticizing the pay and benefits earned by federal government employees detracts from the real crisis facing tens of millions of private-sector...


May 17, 2017, 15:30 ET VA Union Slams Pending Anti-Worker Legislation

In response to H.R. 1461, as amended by Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, passing through the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs today, American...


May 17, 2017, 14:30 ET "You're Fired" bill scapegoats frontline VA workers and politicizes career civil service, union says

A Senate bill that would allow VA managers to fire rank-and-file workers based on scant evidence of wrongdoing and with little ability to appeal is...


May 17, 2017, 10:00 ET FAA employee, manager groups unite to oppose privatizing air traffic control

The American Federation of Government Employees is joining with other employee organizations in opposing any attempts to privatize the Federal...


May 10, 2017, 15:04 ET AFGE Statement: Comey Firing Exposes Danger Public-Sector Workers Face from Political Meddling

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to President Trump's...