Posts By AFGE National

AFGE official criticizes health insurance proposals in Obama budget

In testimony delivered today before a House subcommittee, American Federation of Government Employees Public Policy Director Jacqueline Simon criticized proposals that the Obama administration has presented for altering the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Simon testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census. The hearingRead… Read more »

Save the Date! Annual Y.O.U.N.G. AFGE Meeting/Training: Sunday, February 10, 2013

Join Y.O.U.N.G. AFGE for its annual meeting and happy hour at this year’s Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference. Email [email protected] if you’re interested in attending. For more information on this year’s Legislative Conference please visit (You will need to log in to the AFGE website to access the information.) Filed under: Events, Trainings, Uncategorized,Read… Read more »

AFGE Members Provide Assistance to Their Fellow Brothers and Sisters in Superstorm Sandy Aftermath

AFGE was founded on the principles of brotherhood and sisterhood and, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the union has portrayed just that. While many AFGE members are attempting to regain some normalcy after the storm, others have banded together to provide assistance to their brothers and sisters affected by Superstorm Sandy. AFGE’s National ExecutiveRead… Read more »


The American Federation of Government Employees is calling on members of Congress to reject a proposal that would extend the two-year pay freeze on federal employees for another year. Federal employees already have sacrificed $103 billion over 10 years to deficit reduction. President Obama has delayed until April the already-paltry 0.5% adjustment proposed for 2013,Read… Read more »

AFGE Public Policy Director Appears on Federal News Radio

AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon recently appeared on Federal News Radio to discuss a proposed bill that would extend the pay freeze for federal employees. The bill was rejected by the Senate but is expected to return to the floor. Listen to the radio interview here. Click here to learn more about the radioRead… Read more »

Thank you, AFGE activists!!

AFGE activists, including both AFGE members and staff, worked tirelessly this election cycle in an effort to bring about the best election outcome for federal employees. Their hard work paid off on Tuesday night when President Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States and when numerous candidates who support unions and federal employeesRead… Read more »

FEMA and Federal Partners Continue Steadfast Support for Areas Affected by Superstorm

Today, President Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. to participate in a briefing with several members of his cabinet, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Department of Defense SecretaryRead… Read more »

AFGE President J. David Cox Speaks on the Future of the Government Workforce

AFGE National President J. David Cox spoke Wednesday, Oct. 24 at a panel discussion addressing federal employees. Cox launched a passionate and sincere defense of federal employees, spelling out their contributions to our country and offering a message of compromise as the nation works to right itself amid rising deficits and a challenging economy. CoxRead… Read more »

AFGE’s Hispanic Coalition Holds its 4th Annual Conference

Click to view slideshow.AFGE’s Hispanic Coalition (HISCO) held its fourth annual conference earlier this month in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s conference was themed “Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future” and featured a tribute to the original group of pioneers who established the AFGE Latino advocacy group. Conference attendees participated in a “political fiesta” toRead… Read more »