AFGE Leadership Meets With D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray
Union Moves to Gain National Support for Gray’s Mayoral Candidacy
WASHINGTON , June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The nation’s largest federal and D.C. employee union, The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and its board of directors will meet today with D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray. The union has announced its support for Gray’s mayoral candidacy, but plans to take action to get support from unions across the country. Today’s strategy meeting follows AFGE’s and other labor unions’ recent endorsement of Vincent Gray as D.C.’s mayor. “We believe that Gray has a clear understanding of the problems facing D.C,” said AFGE National President John Gage. “He has always shown openness and an attitude of inclusiveness toward labor. Further, this is the nation’s capital, all Americans have a stake in how it is governed.”
Who: Vincent Gray, D.C. Council Chair, Candidate for D.C. Mayor John Gage, AFGE National President J. David Cox, AFGE National Secretary Treasurer Augusta Thomas, National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices AFGE Regional Vice Presidents from 50 States Where: AFGE Headquarters 80 F Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001 When: Thursday, June 10, 2010 Meeting: 1:00 p.m. Demonstration, Wave at North Capitol and F Streets NW: 1:15 p.m.
The American Federation of Government Employees is the nation’s largest federal employee union, representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees