17
JUN
2016
Rally to strengthen the VA and Keep out promise to veterans!

Keep the Promise: VA Rallies Against Privatization

The quality care that veterans receive at VA hospitals is under attack.  Congress created the Commission on Care to recommend ways to improve the VA, but stacked the deck against veterans by appointing CEO’s of private for-profit hospitals to the commission.  They are writing a
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16
FEB
2016

Legislative Conference 2016

AFGE members from across the country came to Washington D.C. for an intense several days focused on talking to their representatives in Congress about a variety of issues that impact them and their communities.  Top among them was the need for a raise.  Federal workers pay has not kep
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15
DEC
2015

TSO’s Rally for Justice in Detroit

Transportation Security Officers nationwide are fighting for a new contract.  Several TSO’s from AFGE Local 778 as well as Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Beiber rallied at Detroit’s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on December 12, 2015 to
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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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28
SEP
2015

Stop the Shutdown!

Members of the American Federation of Government Employees and the Chicago community will rally at Federal Plaza (219 S. Dearborn St. Chicago) on Weds. September 30 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM to oppose a government shutdown.  They will highlight the work that federal employees do and how a
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27
AUG
2015

Detroit VA Workers Keep the Pressure Up!

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Members of AFGE and the AFL-CIO, along with concerned community members held a “Stand up for Our Veterans” demonstration at John D. Dingell VA Medical Center to shed light on the culture of retaliation and need for improved working conditions at the facili
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18
AUG
2015
Members of AFGE Local 911 at the Detroit VA rally against unfair conditions.

Detroit VA Workers Rally Against Unfair Conditions

Member of AFGE Local 911 rallied on July 21, 2015 at the John Dingell VA hospital in Detroit to demand and end to unfair work conditions that make it difficult for them to do their jobs – serving our nations veterans health needs. Speaking to CBS News, Local President Ben Mahan
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