22
JUL
2016

Rally Against Privatization at O’Hare

Oppose Privatization, join the rally! TSA Rally_July 25
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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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11
MAY
2016
AFGE members at the Haymarket monument in Chicago, IL.

AFGE Remembers Haymarket

On May 1, 2016, AFGE members joined the Chicago Federation of Labor’s May Day rally at the site of the origins of International Labor Day. May 1st is recognized around the world as International Workers Day, yet it’s origins is American, in the struggle for an 8 hour workd
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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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30
JAN
2016

AFGE Stands with Hillary

AFGE supports Hillary Clinton because she supports us in the fight to raise wages, create good jobs, expand benefits, and preserve workplace rights and protections.  Clinton shares our vision of a strong and vibrant government workforce that has the necessary tools and support needed
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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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