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2013-08-27 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. was arrested today in St. Louis, Mo. as he stood in solidarity with members of the United Mine Workers of America in their fight to protect the pensions and health care benefits of retirees of the Peabody Energy Corp. and its Patriot Coal Corp. spin-off company. "I am proud to stand with these brave workers who for years put their lives on the line while Peabody padded its own bottom line,"...

2013-08-16 16:21:22

Listen Now! http://federalnewsradio.com/index.php?nid=53&sid=2186234 WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn about new benefits available to AFGE members. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Aug. 16, is now available on demand. AFGE National Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams highlighted new AFGE member benefits as well as changes to the mortgage and credit card benefit programs. But first, First Command...

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...

2013-08-14 12:27:40

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Union activists with the American Federation of Government Employees will hold an informational picket on Thursday, Aug. 15 to inform employees and patients of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System of the agency's proposed implementation of mandated split shifts that will further burden the short staffed healthcare system. "We are deeply concerned that this new mandate will place further stress on our healthcare...

2013-08-13 16:25:47

TEMPLE, Texas, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Union activists with the American Federation of Government Employees will hold an informational picket on Wednesday, Aug. 14 to inform employees and patients of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System of the agency's proposed implementation of mandated split shifts that will further burden the short staffed healthcare system. "We are deeply concerned that this new mandate will place further stress on our healthcare...

2013-08-08 12:20:58

Pentagon proposal would deny retirement benefits to military retirees who join civil service WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today expressed outrage at a Pentagon proposal that would strip military retirees of their pensions if they return to work for the government as civilian employees. "The Pentagon is full of draconian proposals for slashing the wages, benefits and jobs of its...

2013-08-05 16:21:48

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3400322/Military-Ocean-Terminal-Sunny-Point-feels-furlough-effects---August-2-2013 WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for more on the impact of furloughs at the Department of Defense. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Aug. 2, is now available on demand. AFGE DoD Local 1708 President Bill McGuire shed light on how furloughs have affected military readiness at the...

2013-08-05 12:21:59

Leader to meet with furloughed workers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The head of the American Federation of Government Employees will visit Selfridge Air National Guard Base on Wednesday, Aug. 7, to meet with furloughed employees. AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. will deliver a speech at the base in which he will discuss how sequestration and budget cuts harm federal workers and local economies and...

2013-08-02 16:21:42

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded the Senate's passage of the Helping Heroes Fly Act, introduced by Sens. Mark Pryor and Kelly Ayotte. This bill, spearheaded by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, had wide bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. AFGE supported the bill since its inception because of its language that addresses the needs of America's veterans while traveling through airport security and the...

2013-08-02 16:21:32

Exemption without such prohibition encourages managers to furlough civilian employees, increasing burden on taxpayers WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today called on President Obama not to exempt military personnel from sequestration cuts next year, unless he also prohibits the Department of Defense from using military personnel for duties last performed by civilian employees....