When you become an AFGE member, you join nearly 300,000 other government employees who are united to build a government that works for all Americans and not just the rich and powerful. By standing together, AFGE members have a stronger voice when defending your pay, retirement and job security.
When AFGE leaders and activists come together, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish.
Thirty years ago, AFGE faced declining membership and a diminished voice on the Hill. But we confronted the crisis, invested in our union, and built a new solid foundation.
Paid Parental Leave Facts
Only 11% of American workers have access to paid parental leave, forcing most working men and women to choose between a child and a paycheck.
The United States is the only industrialized country with no federal law ensuring paid parental leave for new parents, leaving us lagging behind many of our trading partners.
Washington D.C. – President Trumps Fiscal year 2018 budget plan unfairly attacks elderly disabled Veterans, leaving thousands unsure about their financial future. This budget goes against the basic military ethos, “never leave a fallen comrade behind.
Union Member Rights and Officer Responsibilities Under the LMRDA
The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) guarantees certain rights to union members and imposes certain responsibilities on union officers.
AFGE called on Congress to cease mean-spirited cuts to federal workers' pay and benefits today following the release of abysmally-low employee morale scores as part of the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.
"Public servants continue to suffer under a Congress that seems determined to make it harder for them to serve the American people," said AFGE National President J.