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Largest Federal Employee Union Expresses Support of Congressional Workers Union Organizing Drive

Congressional staffers have the "full support" of AFGE.


Today, American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (AFGE) National President Everett Kelley released the following statement after congressional staffers announced their efforts to organize a union on Capitol Hill:

"All workers deserve a union, including those on Capitol Hill. In their efforts to join together to have a collective voice in their working conditions, congressional staffers have the full support of the 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers we represent at AFGE."

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union proudly representing 700,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.

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