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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...


Oct 17, 2017, 10:16 ET As VA Privatization Fight Heats Up, VA Union Responds

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8199531-afge-staff-the-va/ When: 11:30 a.m....


Oct 05, 2017, 20:59 ET Members of Congress, VA Union, Health Care Experts, and Veterans Call on Congress and the Administration to 'Save the VA from Privatization'

On Thursday, the American Federation of Government Employees hosted a summit on VA health care – VA Privatization: The True Cost to Veterans – to...


Oct 03, 2017, 11:53 ET Federal union leaders to President Trump, Congress: American citizens in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands need our help

Leaders with the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union, are calling on President Trump and Congress to...


Sep 29, 2017, 17:51 ET AFGE president blasts VA Secretary Shulkin's taxpayer-funded European vacation

The American Federation of Government Employees J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to a Washington Post report regarding...


Sep 20, 2017, 14:23 ET AFGE responds to ruling in OPM data breach lawsuit

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement: "Two years ago, nearly 22...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:02 ET Rep. Dingell, EPA Union, and Coalition Partners Call on Congress to Fully Fund the EPA

On Wednesday, Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan, Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign Director, and Collin O'Mara, National Wildlife...


Sep 12, 2017, 15:33 ET Defense workers union objects to more base closures

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 300,000 civilian employees in the Department of Defense, is urging lawmakers to...


Sep 01, 2017, 14:25 ET Largest Federal Union Thanks the 12,400 Federal Workers in Texas and Louisiana

As hundreds of thousands of residents in Texas and Louisiana reel from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the nation's largest federal union thanks...


Sep 01, 2017, 10:18 ET Federal Union Calls for Pay Parity in Response to OMB

In response to the Office of Management and Budget's announced 1.9 percent pay increase for federal workers in 2018, American Federation of...


Aug 15, 2017, 14:28 ET Largest Federal Union Asks Congress, 'Why Won't You Fill the 49,000 Vacancies at the VA?'

Veterans around the country are being forced to wait longer for care. Working people at the VA are struggling to do their jobs while staffing...


Jul 28, 2017, 15:29 ET Largest Federal Union "Encouraged" by Steps to Invest in the VA

In response to the passing of the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act today, the American Federation of Government Employees National President J....