CINCINNATI, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal employees will hold a demonstration at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in support of fully staffing and improving working conditions at the facility. The employees, members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), say the understaffed facilities and gross mismanagement are harmful to veterans.
"Cincinnati VA Medical Center staff understand how critical this hospital is to veterans and this community. They are standing up for veterans and saying enough is enough," said AFGE VA Local 2031 President Charles Smith. "We have not seen the changes outlined in last year's VA legislation take shape in Cincinnati. It is time for management at this facility to make good on its promise and fully support the services America's veterans deserve."
Details of the demonstration:
Who: AFGE Local 2031 members at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center
What: "Stand Up For Our Veterans" demonstration at Cincinnati VA Medical Center
When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30
Where: 3200 Vines Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
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. AFGE's National Veterans Affairs Council represents 220,000 employees within the Department of Veterans Affairs. For the latest AFGE news and information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees