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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

      National Union Call

      Join us for a nationwide meeting to discuss how we will fight for our pay, jobs, and our families. What: NATIONAL UNION CALL by AFGE National When: January 12, 2017 at 6:00 - 7:00 PM (CST, EST) and 6:00 - 7:00 PM (PST, MST) RSVP NOW www.afge.
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      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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      AFGE HUD Members Negotiate $1,500 Payout Per Employee

      Public servants have been forced to give up $182 billion in wages and benefits since the start of the economic crisis – that amounts to a $91,000 pay cut per employee. And AFGE HUD members are tired of all the take-backs. Congress last year the federal transit subsidy from $130 to $255 to give federal employees a little breather.
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      AFGE Rallied for a 5.3% Raise and We’re Just Getting Started

      Hundreds of AFGE leaders and activists gathered in Washington D.C. in February for our Legislative and Grassroots Conference Mobilization Conference. See what happened with photos and video—and learn how we're prepared to keep up the fight for workers rights and fare wages all year long: We rallied. Icy, cold temperatures don't stop our members.
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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...
      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...
      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...
      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...
      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...
      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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