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Feb 12, 2018, 15:23 ET AFGE President: Trump budget continues assault on working class families

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "President Trump's budget is...


Feb 09, 2018, 11:29 ET AFGE: Every Member of Congress Responsible for Funding the Government and Supporting Federal Employees

In response to Congress failing to pass a spending bill to keep the government open for the second time this year, American Federation of...


Feb 07, 2018, 14:43 ET AFGE: Bipartisan budget deal keeps government open for everyone

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "The bipartisan budget deal...


Feb 06, 2018, 13:18 ET Failing to fund non-military agencies leaves job 'half done,' union leader says

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "Our nation's defense,...


Jan 31, 2018, 17:07 ET 'Accountability Starts at the Top' Says Largest Federal Union in Response to State of the Union

In Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Trump praised the VA Accountability Act passed last June, and asked Congress to weaken...


Jan 22, 2018, 21:42 ET Shutdown over, union hopes real governing can begin

In response to Congress passing a short-term spending bill to re-open the federal government, American Federation of Government Employees National...


Jan 18, 2018, 12:12 ET Government shutdown could 'inflict serious pain' on millions, labor leader says

Federal government programs and services benefiting millions of Americans are in jeopardy due to a potential government shutdown and steep cuts in...


Jan 12, 2018, 09:58 ET AFGE thanks lawmakers for joint bill supporting federal workers

The nation's largest union of federal workers, the American Federation of Government Employees, thanks Senate and House lawmakers for introducing...


Jan 10, 2018, 06:17 ET VA Union Calls for Investigation into $90 Million Fraud

Yesterday the nation's largest federal union, the American Federation of Government Employees, sent a letter to the House and Senate Veterans'...


Jan 04, 2018, 09:11 ET AFGE echoes lawmakers' call to reject cuts to federal worker pay, benefits in budget deal

The largest union representing federal government workers is echoing a call by 95 members of Congress to oppose further cuts to federal employee...


Dec 21, 2017, 22:27 ET With Shutdown Averted Again, Largest Federal Union Looks for 'Long-Term Solution'

Thanks to a last-minute agreement between Congress and the White House, federal employees nationwide will enjoy the holidays without worrying about...


Dec 08, 2017, 09:42 ET After Dodging Latest Shutdown, Largest Federal Union Looks to Next Deadline

Congress' passage of a short-term budget extension yesterday keeps the federal government open until Dec. 22, preventing a government shutdown that...


Dec 07, 2017, 10:58 ET Largest Federal Union Calls on Congress and the Administration to Keep the Government Open

Ahead of Thursday's meeting between Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate and the White House, American Federation of...


Dec 06, 2017, 16:31 ET AFGE: Merger of TRICARE and Choice Program Shortchanges Veterans

The American Federation of Government Employees thanks Reps. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, Salud Carbajal and Ted Lieu of California, Collin Peterson...


Nov 30, 2017, 11:49 ET AFGE: House probation bill punishes good workers

A House bill that would at least double the probationary period for federal employees punishes good workers and does nothing to improve how...


Nov 22, 2017, 15:29 ET This Year, I know What I'm Thankful For: The EPA

The following is an original op-ed by AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.: Earlier this year I had the honor of traveling to Taiwan with a...


Nov 22, 2017, 12:39 ET Groups Call VA BRAC Bill 'A Grave Threat to the Survival' of the VA

In response to H.R. 4243, the "Veterans Affairs Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017," 22 labor organizations co-signed a letter delivered...


Nov 22, 2017, 10:10 ET Airplane travel is safer, easier thanks to federal workers

As millions of Americans prepare to take to the skies this holiday season, the head of the labor union representing federal airport security...


Nov 20, 2017, 18:19 ET Union Mourns Lost and Injured Officers Attacked in Texas

On Sunday, two Border Patrol officers were attacked on duty near Big Bend Sector of Texas. Officer Rogelio Martinez, 36, of El Paso lost his life...


Nov 09, 2017, 10:57 ET Union opposes Trump nominee to lead USDA attorneys office

The union representing U.S. Department of Agriculture attorneys and legal professionals is calling on the Senate to reject President Trump's...


Nov 02, 2017, 14:49 ET Union: Working Families Worse Off Under House Tax Plan

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to the tax plan...


Oct 26, 2017, 13:53 ET AFGE: Irresponsible Budget Resolution Fails Working Families

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to Congress passing...


Oct 24, 2017, 16:19 ET AFL-CIO pledges to fight VA privatization, support workers

The AFL-CIO is pledging to work with the American Federation of Government Employees to fight efforts to privatize veterans' health care and to...


Oct 23, 2017, 15:08 ET Union calls out Rothfus for voting to cut federal LEO wages

The nation's largest federal employee union, the American Federation of Government Employees, is calling out Rep. Keith Rothfus of Pennsylvania for...


Oct 19, 2017, 14:18 ET NEW VIDEO: Federal workers volunteer for hurricane relief, even as Congress mulls cuts to their jobs and benefits

Why does Congress want to cut the jobs and benefits of federal civilian employees who are volunteering their time to help fellow citizens recover...