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Apr 12, 2019, 18:33 ET Largest Federal Employee Union Calls New Transgender Troop Policy 'Despicable'

In response to the newly enacted rules by the Trump administration surrounding transgender troops, American Federation of Government Employees...


Apr 12, 2019, 10:12 ET AFGE Applauds Introduction of Senate Bill to Provide Paid Family Leave to Federal Workers

Today, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement in response to the introduction ...


Apr 04, 2019, 12:35 ET AFGE Urges Congress to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "AFGE thanks Representative...


Apr 02, 2019, 06:07 ET EPA Workers Union Urges Congress to 'Support the Agency that Protects Children's Health and the Environment'

Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler will testify in front of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies...


Mar 29, 2019, 16:08 ET AFGE Applauds Bill to Extend TSA Officers' Workplace Rights

Today, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement in response to the introduction ...


Mar 25, 2019, 10:36 ET AFGE Endorses Pam Iovino for Pennsylvania State Senate

Today, the American Federation of Government Employees announced its endorsement of Pam Iovino for election this April to the Pennsylvania State...


Mar 21, 2019, 10:26 ET EEOC Union Condemns Drastic $23.7M Budget Cut to Civil Rights Enforcement in #MeToo Era

President Trump's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 would slash the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's historically low...


Mar 20, 2019, 16:00 ET Members of Congress Visiting Federal Worksites For AFGE's Federal and D.C. Worker Appreciation Week

Two months after the longest shutdown in U.S. history crippled the government and left 800,000 federal workers without a paycheck for 35 days,...


Mar 11, 2019, 17:36 ET Federal Employee Union Calls Proposed Budget 'A Kick in the Teeth' to Workers

In response to President Trump's proposed 2020 budget – which includes 5 percent cuts for non-defense agencies – American Federation of Government...


Mar 08, 2019, 16:58 ET TSA Union Opposes 'Unnecessary and Potentially Damaging' Legislation to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Yesterday, over the opposition of the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta community groups, and the nation's largest federal employee union, the Georgia...


Mar 05, 2019, 16:24 ET EPA Union Calls 2020 Budget Proposal 'A Devastating Blow to Human Health and the Environment'

In response to the Trump administration's plan to cut the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 5 percent next year, American Federation of...


Mar 05, 2019, 16:15 ET AFGE Applauds Bill to Provide Paid Family Leave to Federal Workers

Today, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement in response to the introduction ...


Mar 05, 2019, 15:22 ET Conviction of Inmates for Assaulting Correctional Officer at FCI Big Spring 'Highlights Our Need for Proper Staffing' Says BOP Union

This week the second inmate charged with assaulting Correctional Officer Richard Hunt at Federal Correctional Institution Big Spring was found guilty ...


Feb 20, 2019, 16:02 ET 'The Administration is Setting Us Up to Fail,' says VA Workers Union

On Friday, February 15, the Department of Veterans Affairs quietly posted that the agency now has 48,985 vacancies – up nearly 4,000 since the VA...


Feb 15, 2019, 15:31 ET "Workers prevailed," AFGE Union Leader Says as Trump Signs Deal to Avert Another Shutdown

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "For nearly two months, 800,000 ...


Feb 14, 2019, 15:16 ET AFGE Announces Alethea Predeoux as New Legislative Director

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) announces Alethea Predeoux as the union's Director of Legislative Affairs. Predeoux joined...


Feb 13, 2019, 17:17 ET Legislation Re-Introduced to Grant TSA Officers the Same Workplace Protections as Other Federal Employees

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) enthusiastically supports the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2019 (H.R....


Feb 13, 2019, 08:28 ET Federal Employee Union Demands Apology from Rep. Ferguson Over Racially Offensive Office Display

This week, while members of the American Federation of Government Employees were in D.C. for the union's 2019 Legislative & Grassroots Mobilization...


Feb 07, 2019, 15:33 ET AFGE Thanks Lawmakers for Joint Bill Providing Federal Workers a Raise Next Year Even as Many Still Await Shutdown Back Pay

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


Feb 05, 2019, 15:05 ET Union: Federal workers still facing back pay issues stemming from longest ever shutdown

Many federal employees are still facing lingering back pay issues a full 11 days after the end of the longest ever government shutdown, adding to...


Feb 05, 2019, 11:22 ET Federal Workers Attending State of the Union 'Hoping to Hear Good News' Says Largest Federal Employee Union

A mere 11 days after the conclusion of the longest ever government shutdown, and just 10 days before the potential beginning of another, more than...


Jan 31, 2019, 17:25 ET Veterans' Health Experts Denounce Newly Unveiled Plan for Veteran Health Care

While veterans continue to receive world-class health care from the Veterans Health Administration, and wait times continue to outperform the...


Jan 30, 2019, 13:41 ET AFGE President Calls on Congress to Support 2.6 Percent Pay Raise for All Federal Employees

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "Our country is just starting...


Jan 25, 2019, 16:59 ET AFGE Urges Workers to Join Shutdown Lawsuit to Be Made Whole From Loss of Income

The American Federation of Government Employees is urging all federal employees who have been working without pay during the 35-day government...


Jan 25, 2019, 15:46 ET AFGE Statement on Shutdown Deal

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: "For 35 days and counting,...