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28 Apr, 2017, 15:32 ET AFGE: VA Executive Order Can Only Succeed if Workers' Rights Are Preserved

In response to President Trump's Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs,...


28 Apr, 2017, 13:03 ET AFGE Urges Congress to Keep America's Government Open

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement: "Government programs and...


27 Apr, 2017, 15:11 ET Largest Federal Union Calls on Congress to Pass the Thin Blue Line and Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Acts

Today the Thin Blue Line and Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Acts passed through the U.S. House of Representatives...


26 Apr, 2017, 13:12 ET AFGE: CBO report uses 'faulty assumptions' for inaccurate federal pay report

An update to the Congressional Budget Office's 2012 comparison of federal and private-sector compensation relies on the same faulty assumptions as...


13 Apr, 2017, 16:28 ET Mismanagement at DC VA Hospital is 'Unconscionable' Says VA Union

In response to the preliminary report from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector General regarding the Washington, DC...


12 Apr, 2017, 14:00 ET Largest Federal Union Responds to OMB's Memo on 'Reforming the Federal Government'

In response to today's memorandum from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, "Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal...


07 Apr, 2017, 16:12 ET Largest Federal Union Calls Senate's Use of the Nuclear Option a 'Sad Day for Democracy'

In response to the U.S. Senate enacting the so-called "nuclear option" on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, American...


27 Mar, 2017, 12:55 ET Law Enforcement Officers Council Put Up Billboards to Oppose Rep. Hice's Bill

On Monday, two roadside billboards sprouted up that posed a simple question: If Rep. Jody Hice stands with law enforcement officers, then why is he...


24 Mar, 2017, 18:43 ET AFGE: Withdrawal of AHCA a 'Win for Working Families'

In response to the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act after it became clear there were not enough votes to pass, American Federation of...


16 Mar, 2017, 15:04 ET Trump Budget Fails Working People, AFGE Union Leader Says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement on the budget blueprint released by...


14 Mar, 2017, 15:26 ET AFGE: Trump's Governmentwide Review Must Include Billions in Wasteful Contractor Spending

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


09 Mar, 2017, 17:29 ET VA Accountability Act 'Does Nothing to Improve the VA'

New legislation introduced in the House and Senate this week has been met with fierce opposition by the union that represents 230,000 VA...


08 Mar, 2017, 13:37 ET Union-Busting House Bill Would Silence the Voice of Workers, AFGE Says

The American Federation of Government Employees strongly opposes legislation moving through the House that would limit an employee's access to...


07 Mar, 2017, 17:04 ET Largest Federal Employee Union Responds to ACA Repeal and Replace Plan

In response to the introduction of the House's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, American Federation of Government Employees...


07 Mar, 2017, 16:29 ET AFGE: Trump's Job-Killing Hiring Freeze is Leaving Military Families Out in the Cold

Forty-three days. It's been 43 days since President Donald Trump signed his job-killing Executive Order freezing hiring in the federal government,...


07 Mar, 2017, 13:54 ET Trump Budget Cuts Endangering Public Safety, Federal Union Leader Says

Budget cuts being proposed by the Trump administration will make America less secure and endanger the lives of the public and our public servants,...


01 Mar, 2017, 11:30 ET AFGE: President Trump's Actions Belie Conciliatory Tone in Joint Address

In response to President Trump's first joint address to Congress, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr....


28 Feb, 2017, 21:57 ET AFGE: Stop Wasting America's Money on Privatization

Tonight President Trump will reportedly roll out his plans for the federal government under his watch. He'll likely expand on his plan for an...


17 Feb, 2017, 15:27 ET EPA Workers' Union, AFGE, Responds to Scott Pruitt Confirmation

J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 9,000 employees at the...


16 Feb, 2017, 16:28 ET Head of Largest VA Union Urges Lawmakers to Protect Workers' Representation Rights

The head of the largest union representing federal and D.C government workers today urged Congress and the Trump administration to protect the...


15 Feb, 2017, 16:26 ET Puzder's Withdrawal as Labor Nominee is Victory for Working People, AFGE Says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "Andrew Puzder's decision to...


14 Feb, 2017, 14:13 ET AFGE: National Union-Busting Law Wrong For America's Middle Class

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "AFGE strongly opposes...


09 Feb, 2017, 10:29 ET AFGE: Eroding Worker Rights Won't Solve Management Failures

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


31 Jan, 2017, 14:37 ET The Senate FAIR Act Supports Middle Class Govt Workers

After six years of budget cuts, pay freezes, and lost benefits, federal civil servants could receive a 3.2 percent pay raise in 2018 thanks to new...


31 Jan, 2017, 14:31 ET The House FAIR Act Supports Middle Class Govt Workers

After six years of budget cuts, pay freezes, and lost benefits, federal civil servants could receive a 3.2 percent pay raise in 2018 thanks to new...