14
OCT
2016

Chicago Lunch & Learns

AFGE led several Lunch and Learns with Local’s in Chicago in September.  The events are a good way for federal workers to get a bite to eat while learning about what AFGE is working on and how they can get involved.  Pictured here are Lunch & Learns done with Local 789 at th
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14
OCT
2016

Milwaukee Rally – Dump Senator Johnson

Dozens of veterans and union members rallied in Milwaukee on October 5 to show their support for Veterans, the VA, and VA employees.  They condemned attempts by Wisconsin’s US Senator Ron Johnson to privatize the VA.  Local 7 President Joe Junemann led the crowd in chants like,
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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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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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07
JUN
2016

Tomah, WI VA Hospital Workers and Veterans Unite Against Privatization

AFGE members from the Tomah, WI VA gathered with veterans in June 2016 to listen to speakers explain why privatization will not solve the problems facing the VA.  Rather than improve veterans care, privatization will make it harder for veterans to receive quality care.   Speakers high
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11
MAY
2016
11
MAY
2016
AFGE member holding a sign.

Save the VA!

Our veterans serve our country with honor, and in return, some members of a controversial congressional commission want to replace the comprehensive health care that veterans have earned, with a coupon. We know that our veterans deserve better. That is why AFGE’s President Cox is spea
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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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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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