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Shutdown Averted, for Now
Published Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Congress passed a short-term funding bill to keep the government open until Dec. 22. Read More


AFGE Encourages U.S. Corporations To Disclose Their Supply Chains
Published Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The holidays are just around the corner. As we sit down to plan our festivities and gifts for our loved ones, let’s take a moment to recognize the people who made the presents we lovingly wrap and place under the Christmas tree. The truth is, many products on sale in the U.S. are made by workers overseas under sweatshop conditions. AFGE is calling on these companies to help end poor working conditions by taking the Transparency Pledge to disclose their supply chains. Read More


Union Rights Are Human Rights
Published Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Human rights and union rights go hand in hand. That’s why Human Rights Day, which falls on Dec. 10 every year, is so important to union members. Read More


5 Stories that Matter
Published Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

FEMA could take back overtime pay from workers, USDA workers brace themselves for a new secretary pick, and VA workers rally to fill vacancies in Kerrville. Here are the stories you need to know this week. Read More


Shutdown: Separating Fact from Fiction
Published Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The last time Congress shut down the government for 16 days in 2013, it cost the economy $24 billion and 120,000 jobs in the private sector. There were also a few misconceptions out there about the shutdown and government employees. Before people start coming up with alternative facts again this time around, we want to set a few things straight. Read More


2 New Bills, 6 New Ways Privatizers Want to Slash and Burn VA Hospitals
Published Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Here’s how wealthy private-hospital CEOs and their allies plan to hijack our country’s veterans health care system in broad daylight. Read More


Politicians Seek to Increase Probationary Period for Feds to 2 Years
Published Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would at least double the probationary period for federal employees. Read More


5 Reasons Your Coworkers Should Join AFGE
Published Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Ever wonder how to respond to a colleague who tells you they don't have time to join the union? AFGE has created these word bubble graphics to be your guide and help prepare you for these moments. Read More


We Give Thanks for You
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We stood shoulder to shoulder when we were threatened by cuts to our pay and retirement, by efforts to privatize our agencies, and even by natural disasters. Together, we have accomplished so much. Read More


This Course Will Turn You into a Super Steward!
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Join the ranks of AFGE stewards and activists who have earned a badge for completing the online Worksite Representation: Stewards Essentials course in AFGE Learn! Read More


Justice Denied to 12,000 Americans?
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s backlog miraculously shrank by 12,000 cases, and the main factor contributing to the sudden drop may not be efficiency but rather a new controversial performance plan that forces employees to quickly close cases regardless of whether justice has been served. Read More


9 Little-Known Benefits of Being a Union Member
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We all want to have a job that allows us to take care of ourselves and our families. Things like paid sick leave, affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement, 8-hour work day, and safe workplaces are important. But not many people know that all the things that we working people enjoy today are a result of union negotiations. Read More


Unsung Heroes of Thanksgiving
Published Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Fun Thanksgiving parades. Hot apple cider. Herb-roasted turkey. Exciting Thanksgiving Day games. Laughter-filled family dinners. Thanksgiving is the day that families come together to cook, chat, eat, and spend time together. But did you know who else is behind your delicious meal and cherished memories? Read More


6 Things the Wealthy and CEOs Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving
Published Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

It’s that time of year to reflect and be thankful for the important things in life. This year, the most grateful people appear to be the wealthy and CEOs. Read More


Most Vacancies Are for Doctors and Nurses, Say VA Employees
Published Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals continue to take to the streets to shine a spotlight on the 49,000 vacancies at Department of Affairs hospitals nationwide. Understaffing deprives veterans of the critical care they deserve and were promised when they signed up to serve the country. Read More