American Federation of Government Employees

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 700,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
SSA Violating Worker Rights to Execute Trump Executive Orders
The American Federation of Government Employees is obligated under the law to represent all employees covered by our negotiated contracts, but the Social Security Administration is deliberately and illegally restricting the union’s ability to uphold this obligation, AFGE leaders say . “The agency...
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Group of 132 Lawmakers Urges Trump to Rescind Anti-Worker Executive Orders
Another group of lawmakers has urged President Trump to rescind three executive orders “that would undermine collective bargaining, union representation and whistleblower protection for federal workers.” Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois spearheaded the July 9 letter , which was signed by 132 members...
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Following Janus ruling, Workers Must Unite to Preserve Rights
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 40 years of constitutional law that ensured public-sector workers benefited from the collective voice of union representation, the head of the largest union representing federal workers says employees will need to come together to preserve their...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
AFGE Applauds Growing Opposition to Trump’s Attack on Federal Workers
More members of Congress are speaking out against the White House’s attempts to undermine the U.S. Constitution and laws providing checks and balances in the federal government. Following letters sent to the White House last week from 21 Republicans and 23 Democrats in the U.S. House of...
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
EPA Union Blasts Pruitt Over Budget Testimony
In response to today’s testimony from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt about the proposed budget for the agency in 2018, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement: “More than 40 years ago, President...
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