American Federation of Government Employees

  • EPA cuts furlough hours

    In the second phase of furloughs at the Environmental Protection Agency, employees are now looking at 23 furlough hours instead of 47.

  • HUD reorg plan violates furlough agreement, union says

    The American Federal of Government Employees says the Housing and Urban Development Department’s plan to reorganize to save costs runs counter to an agreement it has with the union over employee furloughs.

  • AFGE member shares furlough story on “Inside Government” – May 24, 2013

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” Environmental Protection Agency Local 704 member Elizabeth Lytle, a cancer survivor and disabled veteran, discusses the financial and emotional toll of being furloughed. Maryland Citizens Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco provides an update on Maryland’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act while AFGE’s Bill Fletcher Jr. discusses his book, “They’re Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths about Unions”.

  • AFGE recognizes federal nurses during National Nurses Week – May 10, 2013 and May 17, 2013

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” the union recognizes federal nurses as it celebrates National Nurses Week. Guests include AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard, and representatives from the AFGE’s Council of Prison Locals and National Veterans Affairs Council.

  • AFGE members discuss latest on furloughs at DOD, EPA – May 3, 2013

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” EPA Council 238 President Chuck Orzehoskie and Defense Conference Vice Chair Patty Viers discuss the latest furlough developments at EPA and DOD while AFGE Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten highlights the union’s legislative efforts to end furloughs. GovLoop Community Engagement Director Andrew Krzmarzick also appears.

  • MSNBC’s Chris Hayes discusses workplace safety on “Inside Government” – April 26, 2013

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” discusses workplace safety issues and the value of public employees. GovLoop Community Engagement Director Andrew Krzmarzick and AFGE FAA Local 2282 President Greg Brooks address federal government furloughs while AFGE Small Business Administration Council 228 President Elaine Powell-Belnavis details the union’s labor agreement with SBA.

  • Sequestration harms cancer research, former Clinton White House spokesman says – April 19, 2013

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” Bob Weiner, former Clinton White House spokesman, details sequestration’s harmful effects on cancer research while Common Cause President and CEO and former Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) analyzes the president’s budget proposal. AFGE Council 228 President Elaine Powell-Belnavis also discusses the union’s labor agreement with the Small Business Administration.

  • AFGE rejects President Obama’s chained CPI budget – April 12, 2013

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski and National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare President Max Richtman voice opposition to President Obama’s chained CPI budget proposal and its impact on seniors, veterans and federal employees. AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon also analyzes proposed changes to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

  • AFGE responds to DOD furlough plan, highlights legal wins – April 5, 2013

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” AFGE Defense Conference (DEFCON) Chair Don Hale analyzes the Defense Department’s plan to reduce furlough days while newly elected 14th District National Vice President Eric Bunn discusses his top priorities. AFGE General Counsel David Borer details the union’s latest legal victories and National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran addresses sequestration’s impact on border security.

  • Furloughs, sequestration, and five day delivery

    AFGE’s J. David Cox, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will talk about the impact of sequestration and the possiblity that federal workers will be furloughed. March 27, 2013