Nation's Largest Federal Employee Union Vows to Fight Attacks on Public Sector Workers
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600 federal employees and union activists from across the country will gather in the nation's capital Feb. 6-9 for the American Federation of Government Employees' annual legislative conference.
AFGE has expressed grave concerns regarding proposals that would cut federal spending for vital programs and services, slash the size of the federal work force and demoralize federal employees by freezing wages and cutting benefits. AFGE members will gather in Washington to fight these proposals and lobby lawmakers.
AFGE – the nation's largest federal employee union – represents employees in 75 federal agencies, including the Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security departments, the Bureau of Prisons and the Social Security Administration.
The following events are open to the press:
Civil Rights Luncheon
Who: Patricia A. Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Labor Department
When: Monday Feb. 7, Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC, Regency Ballroom
AFGE Outreach Event
What: AFGE members present information on the union and legislative activities
When: Tuesday Feb. 8, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Outside Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington DC
AFGE Member Action Event
What: Federal employees from across the country will retake the federal oath of office and deliver petitions to lawmakers calling for common-sense solutions to America's deficit problems
When: Tuesday Feb 8, 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Employees will march from the Hyatt Regency to the Russell Senate Office Building. Stake out at 10:45 a.m. at corner of Constitution Ave. NE and Delaware Ave. NE (Upper Senate Park)
Please RSVP to Tim Kauffman at [email protected] if you plan to attend any of the events.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees