WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Government employees from the federal, state and local levels will join with union leaders and lawmakers at a noontime rally Tuesday to call on Congress to raise wages for working class Americans.
The rally is being organized by the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union representing federal and D.C. government workers.
AFGE members will march from the Hyatt Regency to Upper Senate Park for the noon rally, where they will be joined by government employees from other labor organizations and a contingent of lawmakers.
Rally: "Rally for a Fair Pay Raise"
Who: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California
Rep. Gerald Connolly of Virginia
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia
Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico
Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota
Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii
Rep. Tim Waltz of Minnesota
Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler
AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre
AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.
AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr.
Hundreds of federal employees and AFGE activists
When: Noon Tuesday, Feb. 9 (AFGE participants march from Hyatt Regency at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington D.C.
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