Federal workers from across the country gathered in Florida last week for the largest AFGE Convention ever with over 1,400 delegates. Federal workers work hard to keep America running – everything from the safety of our food and environment, to the health of our veterans, to the guarantee of social security, and more. Yet, Federal workers are under attack from extremist politicians who would rather privatize their work and cut back protections for those who blow the whistle on corruption. The delegates who met in Florida passed numerous resolutions, and strategized on how to best advocate not just for federal workers, but for the public they serve.
District 7 received recognition for it’s achievements in organizing for workers rights at the convention.
The 7th District was honored with the “Best Original Cartoon / Graphic Award” for our Official Time Action Poster.
District 7 also was presented with a PAC Award for the large number of PAC sign ups that the Distrcit has had.
Jane Gabler from Local 1658 was the 7th District’s nominee for the Ed Klein Award. Klein was the first Legislative and Political Organizer that the 7th District had and worked to raise awareness among legislators and the public around the issues of federal workers. While another nominee won, Gabler said that she was “glad to be there with the other organizers and to be recognized for all that we do!”
National President J. David Cox, National Secretary Treasurer Eugene Hudson and National Vice-President of the Women’s and Fair PRactices Department Augusta Thomas were all reelected.
You can see more photos from the Convention on the AFGE Flickr Page: