American Federation of Government Employees

  • AFGE participates in D.C. government labor-management partnership – December 14, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” 14th District National Vice President Dwight Bowman highlights the union’s participation in the D.C. government labor-management partnership. Social Security Works Executive Director Alex Lawson provides a closer look at the Strengthen Social Security coalition while Campaign for America’s Future Co-director Roger Hickey analyzes Michigan’s right-to-work legislation.

  • AFGE fights back against Social Security cuts – December 7, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses a series of nationwide protests against Social Security cuts as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. With more on the fiscal cliff, former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner reacts to the GOP counteroffer. Bill Fletcher Jr. addresses union myths with his book, “They’re Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths About Unions.”

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Dec. 5, 2012

    Witold Skwierczynski of the AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals talks about today’s SSA demonstration. Travis Howerton discusses the National Nuclear Security Administration’s plans to launch its own social network. Jeremy Herb of The Hill details the Defense Bill just passed by the Senate.

  • Fiscal cliff: Impact on feds, delivery of public service – November 30, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” Public Policy Director Jacque Simon discusses the fiscal cliff’s potential impact on federal employees. Common Cause President and CEO and former Congressman Bob Edgar (D-Pa.) and Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens also discuss what a fiscal cliff deal might look like.

  • Federal employees’ dedication on display during Sandy – November 16, 2012 and November 23, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” Council of Prison Locals Northeast Regional Vice President Phil Glover talks about the dedication of Bureau of Prisons workers during Superstorm Sandy while AFGE General Counsel David Borer discusses TSA workers’ ratification of the first-ever collective bargaining agreement with the agency. Alliance for American Manufacturing Executive Director Scott Paul and AFGE Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Robert Autrey also appear.

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Nov. 12, 2012

    Col. Jeremy Martin, commandant of the Defense Information School, talks about the most recent graduating class. Merry Korn, CEO of Pearl Interactive Network, discusses how her company is helping veterans find work. AFGE National President J. David Cox talks about the ratification of the TSA’s first-ever collective bargaining agreement. Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon discusses efforts to transition veterans back into civilian life.

  • TSA workers ratify first union contract

    A historic labor agreement covering 45,000 transportation security officers has been ratified.

  • Unions relish Obama victory but temper expectations for second term

    Federal-employee unions have hailed the re-election of President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But despite the excitement, union leaders are tempering their expectations for a second term. National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley and J. David Cox, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, told Federal News Radio their groups are ready to play an expanded role to deal with the budget deficit and alternatives to the sequestration cuts coming in January.

  • How Election Day results impact federal employees – November 9, 2012

    This week on AFGE’s “Inside Government” National President J. David Cox and Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten analyze Election Day results and the impact on federal employees. AFGE Legislative Representative Marilyn Park then addresses the importance of Veterans Day, while Federal Emergency Management Agency Local 4060 President Robert Autrey discusses FEMA’s response in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

  • Unions, watchdog groups renew call for capping ‘exorbitant’ contractor salaries

    A collection of federal unions and watchdogs groups wrote to the House and Senate Armed Services Committee urging support for a law capping taxpayer-funded contracting compensation costs at $230, 700 — the maximum salary earned by the highest-paid federal employees.