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New Video: Why does Congress want to cut this federal worker’s benefits?
Published Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

AFGE members are the cornerstone of their community. Here's just one example, yet Congress thinks he deserves a pay cut... Read More


Rising COLA falls a little flat
Published Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Social Security benefits are rising by their largest amount in six years, but it’s still small change for many cash-strapped retirees. Read More


5 Best Moments from AFGE’s Veterans Care Summit
Published Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Veterans, members of Congress, and health care experts gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of the VA, the ongoing threat of privatization at the VA, and the dangers of forcing veterans into the private, for-profit health care system. Read More


When Firefighters Came to Washington
Published Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Federal firefighters from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments came to the nation’s capital in early October to fight for fair pay and healthier working conditions for all federal firefighters and first responders. Read More


AFGE Members in Action
Published Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Government workers take to the streets to fight for fair pay, benefits, and retirement. Read More


Courage Over Comfort
Published Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Learning and community service are highlights of this year’s P.O.R.T Leadership Academy Read More


House Approves Cuts to YOUR Pay and Retirement. Can We Stop Them?
Published Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to approve a budget that mandates cuts to your pay and retirement. Every AFGE member and every federal employee will be impacted by these cuts if we do not act now. Read More


The Administration's Latest Executive Order Shuts Labor Out of the Conversation
Published Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In December 2009, President Obama issued an executive order to create the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations, to ensure that organized labor had a seat at the table to discuss issues facing working people. Unfortunately for workers like us, President Trump just revoked that executive order.  Read More


Rising health insurance rates will leave less money in your pocket
Published Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

OPM has just announced insurance premiums will go up next year. The rate hikes mean less take-home pay for current and retired federal workers and another year of difficult decisions by many families on how to pay their bills. Read More


American Citizens on Storm-Ravaged Islands Need Our Help
Published Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Federal employees are working around the clock to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from the damaging effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. But for many residents, the pace of the recovery efforts has been glacial. Read More


Joseph P. Flynn Elected National Secretary-Treasurer
Published Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

On October 1st, 2017 the AFGE National Executive Council held a special session meeting. In this meeting, the NEC unanimously elected AFGE National Vice President Emeritus, Joseph P. Flynn to the vacant position of National Secretary-Treasurer. Read More


AFGE Relief Fund
Published Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The people of Houston and the surrounding areas need our help as they deal with the devastating effects of Harvey and Irma. Please consider making a donation to the AFGE Relief Fund. Read More


"Activism is at an All-Time High" Interview with President J. David Cox Sr.
Published Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

J. David Cox Sr. has served as national president of the American Federation of Government Employees since 2012 and was the union’s secretary-treasurer for six years prior. AFGE, an AFL-CIO affiliate, represents 700,000 employees across 14 federal agencies with 310,000 active members. Cox, a former nurse in the Veterans Affairs Department, spoke with National Journal's Alex Clearfield about the federal workforce and why President Trump is “Bush on steroids.” Read More


AFGE’s Communications Department Sweeps 2017 Labor Media Awards
Published Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The winners of the 2017 International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) Labor Media Contest have been announced, and AFGE’s Communications Department has proven to be among the best in the labor movement. Read More


An Inside Look into the War on Federal Employees
Published Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia recently sat down with a group of Northern Virginia Labor Confederation activists, including AFGE members, to explain why federal employees are being attacked. Read More