WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Tammy Duckworth for winning election to the U.S. Senate representing the state of Illinois.
"Tammy Duckworth is a dedicated public servant, war hero, and veterans advocate. As a U.S. representative, she has fought to ensure our veterans get the care they need without scapegoating frontline workers for management's failures. She has pushed for Congress to lift a workforce cap that prevents the Transportation Security Administration from hiring the staff it needs to secure our nation's airports, and has worked to ensure civilian employees in the Department of Defense have the support they need to serve our warfighters.
"AFGE looks forward to working with Senator-elect Duckworth and the rest of the newly elected members of Congress to build a government and an economy that works for everyone."
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
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SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees