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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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      National Call- In Day

      July 18th is National Call-In Day Tell Congress to Oppose Cuts to Pay & Retirement:    D.C.
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      Download: Phone Scrpts.pdf

      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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      8 Signs You Are a Union Mom

      Being a mom is not easy. That’s why we love them, because only they know what it takes to raise a child. That’s also why we have enormous respect for moms who are also union activists – they do all the things that moms do but also stand up for their union family.
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      Your Rights Your Voice Your Call: 1-855-976-5397

      Congress is considering two pension-stealing, union-busting bills that attacks middle class Americans and silences your voice in the workplace: Call 1-855-976-5397 and tell your lawmaker to vote NO on both these union busting bills.
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      Download: LnL Flyer_Mar9.pdf

      A New Contract Means New Workplace Improvements for Coast Guard Employees

      If you are a civilian employee working for the U.S. Coast Guard, there’s a reason to pop the champagne and celebrate. AFGE members in Council 120 and the U.S. Coast Guard have agreed to new workplace flexibilities and improvements for employees following two months of negotiations.
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      Defense May Not Be Contracting Out Your Job Any Time Soon, Thanks to this Win

      Thanks to the hard work of AFGE activists, civilian employees in the Department of Defense and across government are one step closer to ensuring their jobs can’t be outsourced for another year.
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      In The Washington Post (February 24, 2017), conservative columnist George F. Will explained that the federal civilian workforce of is about the same size it was in 1952, when Dwight Eisenhower was elected president. Federal spending, however, has increased exponentially—and it’s not because federal employees are being paid that much more.
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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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      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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      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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      In The Washington Post (February 24, 2017), conservative columnist George F. Will explained that the federal civilian workforce of is about the same size it was in 1952, when Dwight Eisenhower was elected president. Federal spending, however, has increased exponentially—and it’s not because federal employees are being paid that much more.
      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...
      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...
      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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