EEOC Considers New Wave of Furloughs

EEOC Considers New Wave of Furloughs

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Employees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may face a new round of furloughs, and the union that represents them is pushing back.

EEOC has already implemented its first phase of furloughs because of sequestration budget cuts, requiring employees to take five days of unpaid leave. The agency, which employs about 2,200 workers, is now assessing whether it needs to institute a second round.

In an effort to head off additional furloughs, the American Federation of Government Employees has asked its members to write to EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien to “share their personal stories of the harmful effects of furloughs on their work and finances.” Continue reading “EEOC Considers New Wave of Furloughs”

Furloughed? What are you going to do about it?

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You’ve been furloughed. It hurts, but you can do something about it.

Flood your lawmakers’ inbox with messages: tell them to Stop the Furloughs.

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Brothers and Sisters,You got your furlough notice. Want to do something about it?

Then don’t rest until your lawmakers hear from you. The easiest way you can do that is to help us flood their inboxes with messages today.

Your lawmakers allowed the Sequester to happen, and they can make it stop. Your task is to make it impossible for them to ignore you. Don’t let them think they can get away with this.

Hold your lawmakers accountable right now.Click here to send them a message–it will only take a minute of your time, but if we act together, they can’t ignore the hundreds of thousands of federal employees they’ve let down.

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Stopping the furloughs is going to take work. There’s no way around it. But I’d rather fight than roll over and give up. I know that I can count on you to join me in this fight.

In Solidarity,

J. David Cox, Sr.
President, AFGE


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Stop the Furloughs, Pay Freezes, and Downgrades

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Stop the Furloughs, Pay Freezes, and Downgrades

As all of you know our members are facing some huge challenges. Whether it’s our brothers and sisters who are about to be furloughed, or our brothers and sisters who are facing downgrades, or all of our members who are facing the third year of pay freeze, there is not one AFGE member who is not facing a threat to their wages or benefits. We know that with the stroke of a pen Congress could end sequestration; we know with the stroke of a pen they could end the pay freeze, and we know with real leadership they could end these needless attacks on federal workers.

But the only way Congress is going to change their policies is if they feel pressure and the only way can build pressure is for every AFGE member to be involved. On the page, you will find three activities you can do to help end these harmful policies. Continue reading “Stop the Furloughs, Pay Freezes, and Downgrades”

AFGE Statement on GOP Budget Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 12, 2013

Contact:Tim Kauffman
202-639-6405/202-374-6491
kaufft@afge.org

AFGE Statement on GOP Budget Plan

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the fiscal 2014 House budget proposal released by Rep. Paul Ryan:

“The House Budget released today should be an occasion for fresh outrage, even if its contents are as stale and odiferous as a garbage can holding the carcass of a dead dog. Mr. Ryan again proposes to slash 10 percent of federal jobs and cut federal employees’ retirement benefits by $132 billion over 10 years. Continue reading “AFGE Statement on GOP Budget Plan”

March 8th AFGE Week In Review.

AFGE Action Network

Here is the bulletin board version of the March 8th AFGE Week In Review.

In this issue of Week in Review:

  • House Lawmakers Vote to Cancel 0.5% Raise for Federal Employees
  • 21,000 Petitions from AFGE Members Sent to House Speaker Boehner
  • Senators Urge Senate Appropriations Panel to Cap Taxpayer Subsidies for Contractor Compensation

The AFGE Week In Review gives members and their Locals an in depth and easy-to-read publication on issues affecting us and what our members are doing around the country. It’s a simple way to keep our members informed and educated on the issues. Equally important, AFGE Week in Review is approved by the General Counsel’s Office for bulletin board posting, to the extent that you are not prohibited by your contract or agency rules.

In Solidarity,

J. David Cox, Sr.
President, AFGE


For the latest updates on your pension, pay, budget cuts, and other news, text “NoCuts” on your personal phone to 225-568.

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