26
JUL
2016

TSO’s Rally at O’Hare

Transportation Security Officers at O’Hare airport in Chicago are fighting not only for their jobs, but to improve the safety and convenience of air travelers. Yet some Chicago Aldermen want to privatize airport security at O’Hare, which would lead to longer lines, decreas
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22
JUL
2016

Rally Against Privatization at O’Hare

Oppose Privatization, join the rally! TSA Rally_July 25
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24
JUN
2016

VA Workers and Veterans: Don’t Close the VA!

Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers and other VA employees rallied with veterans in Chicago, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Madison and more from June 22-24.  They were speaking out against the Committee on Care, a committee formed by Congress to issue recommendations on how to privatize the VA.  Po
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20
MAY
2016
AFGE member holding sign that says 'TSOs Keep Us Safe'

TSO Demand Real Solutions to Long Lines, Oppose Privatization

With long lines at airports in the news, Transportation Security Officers at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports are working to educate the public about what can be done to reduce the lines. TSO’s and their union, the American Federation of Government Employees, sup
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13
NOV
2015

End the Retaliation

AFGE Local 781 President Germaine Clarno testified on Friday Nov. 6 about the culture of retaliation against whistle-blowers at Hines VA hospital in Illinois.  Speaking to a Senate Sub-Committee at Chicago’s federal courthouse, Clarno spoke about the need to protect VA employees
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01
OCT
2015

Gov. Workers: Stop the Shutdown!

AFGE members and community members rallied against a possible government shutdown on September 30, 2015.  During a government shutdown, most federal employees and contractors won’t be allowed to work or be paid. Other federal workers deemed ‘essential’ will be required to work during
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08
JUL
2015

Largest Regional Training Ever

AFGE’s 7th District co-hosted with District 6, 8 and 9, the largest training it has ever held with over 200 federal workers traveling to Chicago to learn ways to build their union.  Classes included lessons on EEO, financial trainings, building leaders, and more.  You can see mo
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