Category Archives: DoD

Have You Been Affected by Furloughs? We Want to Hear From You!

More than 700,000 federal government employees will experience up to a 20 percent pay cut due to forced furloughs. Are you an AFGE member affected by furloughs?  We want to hear from you about how furloughs are affecting your family, your … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11: Federal employees who lost their lives

The attacks on September 11, 2001, had a devastating effect on federal employees and military service members. The Pentagon took a direct hit, killing dozens of workers. Federal employees also were at the World Trade Center in New York City and on the … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11: Former Pentagon Police Officer Jeffrey Matthews remembers being there on 9/11

Jeffrey Matthews is an Army Civilian Police Officer at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., and a member of AFGE Local 2004. On Sept. 11, 2001, Jeffrey was serving with the Defense Protective Service police force. He recalls reporting to duty on that … Continue reading

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In Support of National Nurses Week We Highlight AFGE Nurses!

Ravonne Pleasant Registered Nurse | AFGE Local 96 Ravonne Pleasant is a registered nurse for the VA and a member of AFGE Local 96 in St. Louis, MO. Pleasant began her nursing career in 1993 as a licensed practical nurse … Continue reading

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AFGE DEFCON Chair Don Hale Discusses How Defense Employees Support the Troops

AFGE DEFCON Chair Don Hale discusses how budget cuts affect the Department of Defense and the importance for all Americans to stand up and fight for working families.

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The Impact of Federal Cuts Can Also Impact the Economy If We Unite

I’ve read your article on of the December/January pamphlet. My opinion on the issue of government wanting to lower our pay is that, we need to encourage all government employees to cut down on their spending. I will cut my … Continue reading

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Searching For Help

I am a DA Security Guard at Redstone Arsenal Alabama. Myself and my coworkers who were hired recently to man the gates of the installation were hired as GS4′s step 1. We were told from the beginning of our employment … Continue reading

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