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Jun 23, 2016, 11:07 ET VA Employees Hold Dozens of Rallies Across the Country to Protest Proposed Closing of Veterans Hospitals

Veterans Affairs employees are holding dozens of rallies outside VA hospitals this week and next to protest plans to privatize veterans' health...


Jun 21, 2016, 18:48 ET Medical Experts, Veterans' Groups at VA Health Care Summit: Don't Shut Down Veterans' Hospitals

 Medical experts, veterans service organizations, and leading academics came together in Washington...


Jun 16, 2016, 13:42 ET DoD Union Applauds House Vote to Protect Civilian Jobs from Outsourcing

The American Federation of Government Employees is praising the U.S. House of Representatives for including a bipartisan measure in next year's...


Jun 14, 2016, 16:35 ET Congressional Response to Airport Wait Times Falls Far Short, TSA Union Says

The American Federation of Government Employees, the union representing Transportation Security Officers at our nation's airports, says recent...


Jun 09, 2016, 16:44 ET AFGE Applauds Senate for Striking Down Military Commissary Privatization Pilot

 The American Federation of Government Employees applauds the Senate for striking down a proposal to begin privatization of Department of...


May 26, 2016, 09:00 ET Long Line at Airports 'Foreseeable and Preventable,' says TSA Officers' Union President at Congressional Hearing

Today, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. testified before the House Committee on Homeland...


May 24, 2016, 07:05 ET TSA Union in Full-Page Ad: Congress Must Fund 6,000 New Airport Security Screeners

The union representing Transportation Security Officers at our nation's airports is amplifying its call for 6,000 additional full-time screeners to...


May 17, 2016, 14:23 ET AFGE: No, the VA is Not Broken

 These days, it's hard to open a newspaper or watch the news without hearing the latest spin about how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...


May 13, 2016, 12:53 ET TSA Union Calls for 6,000 New Officers to Alleviate Airport Security Lines

 The union representing Transportation Security Officers at our nation's airports is calling on Congress to pass emergency legislation funding...


Apr 28, 2016, 15:37 ET AFGE: Meet the Controversial Congressional Commission Working to Sell Out Veterans' Health Care

 After more than a decade of inadequate funding and staffing, the VA hospital system erupted in scandal two years ago when reports of secret...


Apr 28, 2016, 13:38 ET Defense Spending Bill Clears Committee with Key Pro-Worker Provisions

Next year's Defense spending bill passed out of the House Armed Services Committee with many pro-worker provisions endorsed by the American...


Apr 14, 2016, 18:08 ET AFGE: Inside the Koch Brothers' Plot to Sell Out Veterans' Health Care

When politicians in Washington decide to send our troops into battle overseas, a promise is made. Our armed forces risk life and limb to "support...


Apr 11, 2016, 12:58 ET Hire More TSA Officers to Reduce Passenger Lines, Union Leader Says

The Transportation Security Administration must hire additional officers to alleviate long lines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and other...


Mar 29, 2016, 12:56 ET AFGE: Workers' rights stay in place as Supreme Court deadlocks

 Public sector workers will continue to benefit from the collective voice of union representation under a decision by the Supreme Court today...


Mar 25, 2016, 13:53 ET N.C. Anti-Gay Law Suppresses Wages for all Workers, Union Leader Says

The North Carolina law striking down anti-discrimination protections for gays, lesbians, and transgender individuals also blocks cities and towns...


Mar 18, 2016, 12:17 ET Push to Provide Federal Employees with 5.3% Catch-Up Pay Gains Steam

 The American Federation of Government Employees strongly supports legislation introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii that would provide...


Mar 17, 2016, 10:07 ET A Woman's Place Is in Her Union: The Must-Read Stories and Research Behind Women and the Labor Movement

Although March has been officially designated as Women's History Month, our members and the AFGE Women's & Fair Practices Departments...


Mar 16, 2016, 14:44 ET House Budget Weakens America's Workers, Federal Labor Leader Says

 The federal budget blueprint proposed by House leaders would continue the assault on America's workers by slashing spending on vital federal...


Mar 16, 2016, 14:37 ET Federal Union President Calls for Vote on Supreme Court Nominee

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. is calling on the Senate to hold a nomination hearing and vote on...


Feb 26, 2016, 13:23 ET [Photos] The Hallowed Grounds of D.C.

 Washington, D.C. holds countless memories, buildings, and stories of those who have struggled tirelessly for equal rights. It's a place for...


Feb 24, 2016, 12:52 ET Federal Employees to Receive 5.3% Catch-up Under House Bill

 Legislation introduced Tuesday by Congressman Gerry Connolly and 32 other lawmakers would provide federal employees with a 5.3% wage increase...


Feb 17, 2016, 17:02 ET Beyond Bottled Water: How Unions Are Helping Flint Families Now and in the Future

The crisis in Flint is real. Half of the city's children have tested positive for elevated lead levels after city officials cut corners...


Feb 12, 2016, 13:59 ET Congress introduces AFGE proposal for 5.3% pay raise

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "It's time to raise wages...


Feb 10, 2016, 12:08 ET New Legislation Would Finally Grant TSA Officers the Same Workplace Protections as Other Federal Employees

 The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) enthusiastically supports a new bill from Congressman Bennie Thompson (MS) and...


Feb 09, 2016, 17:04 ET Largest Federal Employee Union Issues Budget Day Call for Higher Wages, Improved Benefits

 As President Obama issued the final budget of his administration Tuesday, the American Federation of Government Employees called on Congress...