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2014-05-28 12:27:41

AFGE local president Paul Ferris discusses how civilian employees ensure Fort Bliss soldiers are ready for battle WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When active duty service members stationed at Ft. Bliss need medical attention, they rely on civilian employees at William Beaumont Army Medical Center to bring them back to health. Paul Ferris represents many of these civilian employees as president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 2516 in El Paso,...

2014-05-13 16:29:11

AFGE demands protections for employees willing to speak out on management malfeasance WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to end the culture of fear that has plagued the agency and negatively impacted veterans' care. As recent headlines suggest, some management officials have been 'gaming the system' to artificially inflate performance statistics in their...

2014-05-07 12:27:39

AFGE member and VA Loan Specialist Christopher Lee Castle helps veterans like himself every day WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Lee Castle joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2008, eager to give back to the military community after having served in the Marine Corps. It was the height of the Great Recession, and Christopher's job as a loan specialist in the Veterans Benefits Administration meant he was soon counseling veterans and family...

2014-05-06 16:33:45

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees and its National Veterans Affairs Council (NVAC) today applauded the leadership of Rep. Adam Schiff of California for his introduction of the "Improving Clinical Care Workforce for Our Vets Act," legislation that would restore equal bargaining rights to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care professionals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO Under the...

2014-04-16 12:27:34

AFGE member and BOP Local President Jill Carver works with inmates at West Virginia correctional facility WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jill Carver teaches parenting skills to more than a hundred men every day, but these are no ordinary students. Jill works inside a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia, and her students are inmates. "The Bureau of Prisons is not for everyone. You have to have a certain mentality to work in a federal prison," Jill...

2014-03-28 16:20:47

Recommends new unit of armed TSA law enforcement officers at congressional hearing LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox, Sr. today testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation Security field hearing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) about airport screening area security. The hearing comes in the wake of last year's tragic shooting...

2014-03-27 16:21:47

Will renew call for creation of new, armed TSA law enforcement unit to protect airport screening areas LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. will testify at the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation Security congressional field hearing on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. (PST). The hearing, entitled "Lessons from the LAX Shooting: Preparing for and...

2014-03-26 16:21:02

AFGE President: "Today's report justifies our call for armed law enforcement officers at security checkpoints" WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the Transportation Security Administration's review of the Nov. 1 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, which resulted in the death of Transportation Security Officer Gerardo...

2014-03-26 12:21:20

AFGE member and LAX Officer Victor Payes recalls harrowing Nov. 1 shooting, threats to TSOs and flying public WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An American Federation of Government Employees member who serves as a Transportation Security Officer at Los Angeles International Airport and witnessed the aftermath of the fatal Nov. 1 shooting there shares his story in the debut video for AFGE's documentary series, "I Am AFGE." Victor Payes raced to the airport as...

2014-03-24 16:20:58

Bipartisan group raises important questions about financial and accounting pullout WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today thanked a bipartisan group of Indiana lawmakers for raising tough questions about the Army's plan to pull out of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and build its own financial and accounting office. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO...


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