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      All workers, one voice. #EOhellNO

      President Trump’s executive orders strike at the core of union representation and rights in the workplace.
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      AFGE’s 2018 Communications Contest is Now Open!

      As one of our digital activists we wanted you to be one of the first to know that our 2018 AFGE Communications Contest is now open! Every three years, AFGE comes together to reaffirm its commitment to government employees during our national convention. We also take a moment to look back on the work we’ve done and how it has impacted AFGE members, and those we serve.
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      UNION VETERANS COUNCIL AFL-CIO

      Over 9 million working and retired veterans would be seriously hurt in at least one of three major ways by the tax plan making its way through Congress, and the specific measures being considered right now by the Senate.
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      Commit to Action in 2018!

      IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support or against legislation. Do not use your government email address or government phone in contacting your Member of Congress.
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      Tax Bill A Direct Attack Against 9 out of 10 Veterans

      Union Veterans Council Calls GOP Tax Bill A Direct Attack Against 9 out of 10 Veterans. The main union veterans Council ask member to call their senators.
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      Have You Taken The AFGE LMS Steward Training?

      Attention  stewards: you can now complete introductory stewards training online! Online Essentials is a fully online self-paced training available in our new learning management system (LMS), called AFGE Learn.
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      Making Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Would Limit Their Legal Recourse

      Congressman Todd Rokita’s (R-IN) Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency Act caused alarm among federal employees and the unions that represent them. And while the concerns are valid, current federal employees should note that this legislation does not target them.
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      DIVISIONS OF LABOR Who Runs the Government?

      Photographs by Jared Soares WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT the federal government’s bloat, its bureaucracy, its waste. What we don’t hear much about are the people who actually work in public service, who aren’t elected and whose careers span multiple presidents and parties. We went to Washington, D.C., to meet and photograph these folks https://www.topic.
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      Shoring up Sinking Morale at Homeland Security

      The Department of Homeland Security is one of the worst places to work in the federal government. Born out of 22 agencies cobbled together following 9/11 terrorist attacks, the mammoth department has struggled with the lowest employee morale for several years in a row in annual surveys.  This is not a good sign.
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      U.S. Coast Guard Academy blindingly white

      Chris Soto Graduation day at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is a proud moment both for the newly minted Coast Guard Officers and the thousands of family members in attendance. It is also an opportunity for the Coast Guard to look proudly toward the future, as represented by its newest crop of service-ready ensigns.
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      Washington D.C. – President Trumps Fiscal year 2018 budget plan unfairly attacks elderly disabled Veterans, leaving thousands unsure about their financial future. This budget goes against the basic military ethos, “never leave a fallen comrade behind.
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      When you become an AFGE member, you join nearly 300,000 other government employees who are united to build a government that works for all Americans and not just the rich and powerful. By standing together, AFGE members have a stronger voice when defending your pay, retirement and job security.
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      VISION When AFGE leaders and activists come together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. Thirty years ago, AFGE faced declining membership and a diminished voice on the Hill. But we confronted the crisis, invested in our union, and built a new solid foundation.
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      Paid Parental Leave Facts  Only 11% of American workers have access to paid parental leave, forcing most working men and women to choose between a child and a paycheck. The United States is the only industrialized country with no federal law ensuring paid parental leave for new parents, leaving us lagging behind many of our trading partners.
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      The Supreme Court will hear arguments soon in a case that could undermine the rights of working people to negotiate collectively for better wages, benefits and working conditions. Every working person should care about this case, even if it doesn't personally affect you.
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      America’s economy has swung out of balance. It’s getting harder to get by, let alone get ahead. Everyday Americans are working more than ever before and that’s created record wealth that’s everywhere but ordinary peoples’ wallets. Our economic rules unfairly favor corporate CEOs and the rich because they manipulate the rules in their favor.
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      Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Under the LMRDA The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers.
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      AFGE called on Congress to cease mean-spirited cuts to federal workers' pay and benefits today following the release of abysmally-low employee morale scores as part of the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. "Public servants continue to suffer under a Congress that seems determined to make it harder for them to serve the American people," said AFGE National President J.
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      Washington D.C. – President Trumps Fiscal year 2018 budget plan unfairly attacks elderly disabled Veterans, leaving thousands unsure about their financial future. This budget goes against the basic military ethos, “never leave a fallen comrade behind.
      Read More...
      When you become an AFGE member, you join nearly 300,000 other government employees who are united to build a government that works for all Americans and not just the rich and powerful. By standing together, AFGE members have a stronger voice when defending your pay, retirement and job security.
      Read More...
      VISION When AFGE leaders and activists come together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. Thirty years ago, AFGE faced declining membership and a diminished voice on the Hill. But we confronted the crisis, invested in our union, and built a new solid foundation.
      Read More...
      Paid Parental Leave Facts  Only 11% of American workers have access to paid parental leave, forcing most working men and women to choose between a child and a paycheck. The United States is the only industrialized country with no federal law ensuring paid parental leave for new parents, leaving us lagging behind many of our trading partners.
      Read More...
      The Supreme Court will hear arguments soon in a case that could undermine the rights of working people to negotiate collectively for better wages, benefits and working conditions. Every working person should care about this case, even if it doesn't personally affect you.
      Read More...
      America’s economy has swung out of balance. It’s getting harder to get by, let alone get ahead. Everyday Americans are working more than ever before and that’s created record wealth that’s everywhere but ordinary peoples’ wallets. Our economic rules unfairly favor corporate CEOs and the rich because they manipulate the rules in their favor.
      Read More...
      Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Under the LMRDA The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers.
      Read More...
      AFGE called on Congress to cease mean-spirited cuts to federal workers' pay and benefits today following the release of abysmally-low employee morale scores as part of the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. "Public servants continue to suffer under a Congress that seems determined to make it harder for them to serve the American people," said AFGE National President J.
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