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AFGE Rallies to Stop Delays in Veteran Benefits Claims

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:00
The Veterans Benefit Administration has implemented new rules that have already delayed benefits for many veterans and could potentially reduce their benefits even further. They are also unfairly targeting the claims processors. Here's what we're doing about it. Read More
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Philadelphia Feds Hit the Sweltering Streets to Protest Budget Cuts

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:00
It was 90 degrees out on this Thursday afternoon, but the heat couldn’t stop these AFGE activists from gathering at Independence National Historic Park to protest massive cuts to important programs that protect our lives, health, and jobs. Read More
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Unions Provide Checks and Balances against an Abuse of Power

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:00
There’s a reason there are three branches of government – to create a check and balance system in which no one branch of our government could become too powerful. Our founding fathers had several goals, but the most important of all was to avoid tyranny and defend democracy. This concept is central to the creation of labor unions. Unions provide checks and balances in the workplace against bad management and an abuse of power. Read More
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Affordable Housing Under Siege at HUD

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:00
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s mission is “to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.” But looking at the Trump administration’s budget proposal for 2018, the department is no longer interested in doing all that. And HUD employees are not taking it laying down. Read More
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