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May 22, 2015, 14:44 ET
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Stronger Whistleblower Protections Are The Right Course for VA Whistleblowers

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) urges Congress to address gaps in federal whistleblower laws that have failed to protect...

May 21, 2015, 14:52 ET
Young worker leaders and activists from the American Federation of Government Employees and other labor organizations rallied for a $15 minimum wage outside McDonalds and other corporations while in Chicago for the AFL-CIO's Next Up Summit in March. AFGE wants the federal government to lead by example and raise the minimum wage for its own workers to $15 an hour.

Head of Largest Federal Employee Union Calls for $15 an hour minimum wage

The head of the largest union representing federal and D.C. government employees says the federal government should follow the lead of Los Angeles...

May 20, 2015, 10:02 ET
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Federal Employees Able to Meet Tomorrow's Challenges, Union Leader Says

 Federal employees are ready and able to meet the challenges of a 21st century government, so long as agencies aren't hamstrung by government...

May 05, 2015, 10:48 ET
Government works, even when Washington doesn't. That's the message that J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, wants to get across this week as the nation celebrates Public Service Recognition Week. PSRW, held the first week of May, honors the important work public employees do for our nation every day, from delivering our mail and processing our Social Security checks to treating our veterans and keeping our skies safe. Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/j-david-cox-sr/government-works-even-if_b_7206916.html.

Government Works, Even if Washington Doesn't

That's the message that J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, wants to get across this week as...

Apr 24, 2015, 16:31 ET
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VA employee union blasts bill removing job protections for whistleblowers

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 220,000 employees across the Department of Veterans Affairs, is...

Apr 22, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Union: Federal Employees Should Remain Responsible for Grain Inspections

Agriculture Department employees who inspect, weigh and grade nearly 90% of the grain shipped to customers around the world should not be replaced...

Apr 20, 2015, 15:14 ET
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Federal Protective Service Union Applauds Legislation Extending Law Enforcement Retirement to Officers

The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded legislation introduced by Rep. André Carson of Indiana that would extend law...

Mar 30, 2015, 13:00 ET
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Largest federal employee union denounces Indiana's freedom to discriminate law

The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest union representing federal workers, today denounced the new Indiana law that...

Mar 26, 2015, 10:38 ET
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Federal Union Leader Denounces House Budget Vote, Urges Senate Rejection

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

Mar 24, 2015, 15:11 ET
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Hospital Employees to Hold Demonstration at VA Long Beach Medical Facility

Federal employees will hold a demonstration at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System facility to shed light on the culture of retaliation and...

Mar 23, 2015, 16:36 ET
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Federal Union Leader Says House Budget a 'Direct Assault' on Working People

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement on the House's fiscal 2016...

Mar 21, 2015, 14:20 ET
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TSA Employee Union Leader Responds to Machete Attack in New Orleans

 In response to the machete attack on Transportation Security Administration officers at the New Orleans International Airport, J. David Cox,...

Mar 19, 2015, 16:04 ET
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Skilled Trades Workers in North Dakota, Montana Win Pay Rate Increase

The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded the Office of Personnel Management for approving a union-backed plan to increase...

Mar 18, 2015, 17:13 ET
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Federal Union Leader Says Senate Budget Plan Cuts Wages for Working People

 Federal employees would be on the hook for billions of dollars in cuts to their take-home pay and benefits under a budget plan issued today by...

Mar 17, 2015, 11:09 ET
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Federal Union Leader: House Budget Plan Retreads Failed Proposals of the Past

 The fiscal 2016 House budget plan issued today by Rep. Tom Price attacks millions of working-class Americans by proposing major cuts to their...

Mar 11, 2015, 12:46 ET
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New Video: Border Patrol Agents Benefit from Union Representation

 Border Patrol agents protect the American public by deterring drug, weapons, and human trafficking into the country. When it comes to...

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...