Public-Sector Workers Rally Against Sequestration

Public-Sector Workers Rally Against Sequestration

J. David Cox leads the protest at the Capitol
J. David Cox leads the protest at the Capitol American Federation of Government Employees

Hundreds of public-sector employees gathered with their unions outside the U.S. Capitol Building Tuesday for a rally against the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration.

Representatives from the American Federation of Government Employees, a federal workers union, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which covers state and local workers, spoke to the crowd and instructed supporters to demand an alternative solution from Congress.

“We have to end this sequestration madness right now,” said J. David Cox, president of AFGE. “It hurts government workers, it hurts the American public, it hurts everyone.” Continue reading “Public-Sector Workers Rally Against Sequestration”

1,500 Workers to Rally on Capitol Hill for Jobs, not Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 8, 2013

Contact:Tim Kauffman
202-639-6405/202-374-6491
kaufft@afge.org
Tiffany Ricci
202-907-5305
tricci@afscme.org

1,500 Workers to Rally on Capitol Hill for Jobs, not Cuts

Cutting vital government programs will hurt economy, kill jobs

Sen. Schumer, Rep. Van Hollen, AFSCME Pres. Saunders, AFGE Pres. Cox, AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka join government employees on day of State of the Union with simple message:

Cutting vital government programs will hurt economy, kill jobs

 WASHINGTON – More than 1,500 union activists from the American Federation of Government Employees and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will rally on Capitol Hill this Tuesday to urge Congress to shield vital government programs and services from devastating budget cuts.

The two largest unions representing government employees at the local, state and federal levels are organizing the lunchtime rally to call on Congress to protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other government programs that are critical to the health, safety and welfare of all Americans.

When: Noon Tuesday, Feb. 12 (AFGE members march from Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill at 11:30 a.m.)

Where: Upper Senate Park (corner of Constitution Ave. and Delaware Ave. NE)

Speakers: Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

AFSCME President Lee Saunders

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.

Government employees who provide vital public services

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AFGE Statement on Federal Salary Council Meeting Addressing Policies that Will Take Effect in January 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 19, 2012

Contact:Enid Doggett
(202) 639-6419
doggee@afge.org

AFGE Statement on Federal Salary Council Meeting Addressing Policies that Will Take Effect in January 2014

(WASHINGTON) The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today issued the following statement on the Oct. 19, 2012 Federal Salary Council meeting addressing policies that will take effect in January 2014.

The Council voted to recommend the addition of twelve new localities for which the pay gap, as measured by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, has been at least an average of 10% higher than the gap in the Rest of U.S. locality over the past four years. The Council also reiterated its support for changing the criteria for drawing pay locality boundaries in ways that emphasize commuting rates. All Council members agree that commuting rates are what define a local labor market, and that these data are the best way to understand regional pay. The Council also unanimously voted to ask BLS to restore the portion of the National Compensation Survey that was devoted exclusively to matching federal jobs with those in the private sector and state and local government. Continue reading “AFGE Statement on Federal Salary Council Meeting Addressing Policies that Will Take Effect in January 2014”

I’m a Federal Retiree, and I’m not a Moocher!

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 AFGE Action Network

Dear John,

Peter Gillard has worked as a federal employee for 35 years. He took pride in his job, and worked hard for his paycheck and pension. Now he’s retired and mad as hell. He finds it insulting that Romney think’s he’s dependent and irresponsible. In Peter’s words, “I’ve worked hard for what I have, and I’m not a moocher.” That’s why he made this video. Watch it below.

http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=n0%2ByPNgy%2FFcDOAI3%2BmLRhJ64oRGrOeWl

Share the video and show it to your friends. Your job and pension are at stake in this election. We can’t afford to have Romney in the White House. Claim your stake and vote this November.

In Solidarity,
Peter Gillard
Federal Retiree and AFGE member

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Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding

Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding

Council of Prison Locals says overcrowding puts staff, surrounding community in danger

WASHINGTON— The Council of Prison Locals (CPL) of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today supported the findings of a Government Accountability Office report that overcrowded federal prisons put staff in danger. Continue reading “Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding”