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2013-08-15 12:24:05

National labor union receives LEED building certification WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) will receive its official Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in a ceremony at its national headquarters on Friday, Aug. 16. The U.S. Green Building Council will present AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. with the LEED plaque for recent renovations to the AFGE headquarters...

2013-03-28 12:28:15

Reducing unpaid furloughs from 22 days to 14 days still amounts to painful cut, jeopardizes mission WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to the Department of Defense's announcement that it will reduce the number of unpaid furloughs civilian employees will be forced to take, the American Federation of Government Employees today said the Pentagon needs to eliminate furloughs entirely. "AFGE has already demonstrated to the department that furloughs are...

2012-04-20 10:21:59

Nearly 150K petitions delivered served as USDA extends comment period WASHINGTON, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer watchdogs, concerned citizens and federal food inspectors represented by the American Federation of Government Employees today delivered nearly 150,000 petitions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture opposing proposed changes to the poultry inspections process that will impact the health and safety of the American public. USDA official Sally Liska...

2011-03-22 15:28:00

Never a better time to implement observation program, says AFGE WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union for Transportation Security Officers nationwide, today called on TSA to immediately begin a nationwide radiation monitoring program and provide TSOs with dosimeters to measure radiation output at the checkpoints. "AFGE has long advocated for a comprehensive radiation safety program that includes monitoring...

2010-06-10 10:13:00

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...

2009-03-23 10:39:00

AFGE Calls for Full Bargaining Rights for TSA Workers LAS VEGAS, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents TSA workers nationwide, will hold an event Tuesday, March 24 to call for full workplace protections for Transportation Security Officers. AFGE National President John Gage, National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox and National Vice President Eugene Hudson are scheduled to speak. AFGE represents the entire TSA...