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

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Monday, September 16, 2019
AFGE Stands in Solidarity with Striking UAW members at General Motors
At midnight, nearly 49,000 UAW members at General Motors went on strike to fight for a fair contract with the automaker. Among the issues UAW members are fighting for are wages, health care, job security, and equity for those hired as temporary workers. American Federation of Government Employees...
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Friday, August 30, 2019
AFGE Appeals Ruling that Greenlights Union-Busting Executive Orders
The American Federation of Government Employees—the largest union representing federal and D.C. government workers—today asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider its July ruling that clears the way for the Trump administration to enforce three union-busting executive orders. AFGE is requesting...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
“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 federal employees and their families were used as pawns in a political battle that upended their lives, stunted local economies, and harmed everyone...
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Thursday, November 08, 2018
Largest VA Union Slams Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers’ Voices
American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it will be denying union representation rights to more than 100,000 health care workers at the Department of Veterans...
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Monday, September 10, 2018
Union Echoes Bipartisan Calls From 182 Lawmakers to Overturn Trump Pay Freeze
The American Federation of Government Employees is echoing bipartisan calls from members of the U.S. House to overturn President Trump’s plan to freeze wages for more than 2 million federal employees next year. In separate letters sent Friday to President Trump and leaders of the Senate and House,...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
AFGE Statement on OPM EO Guidance
American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement : “As a direct result of the American Federation of Government Employees’ lawsuit against three union-busting, democracy-busting executive orders, and the resulting injunction we won...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Day After Massive #RedForFeds Protests, AFGE Launches Videos Touting America’s Workforce
A day after stunning acts of solidarity and activism across the country, the American Federation of Government Employees is launching a campaign to remind the American public that federal employees are what keeps our country running. “From putting the first man on the moon to ensuring your food is...
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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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