Labor Mourns the Loss of Magda Lynn Seymour, AFGE’s Former Communications Director

Friday March 5, 2010

Statement from the American Federation of Government Employees:

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today mourns the recent passing of a beloved member of the AFGE family. Former Communications Director Magda Lynn Seymour lost her lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis on February 23rd. Madga was an integral part of the union’s expansion into video production and Internet communications. She served as the producer for the extremely popular AFGE video “Everyday Heroes.” Magda served as AFGE’s communications director from 1994 until 2002.

Prior to coming to AFGE, Magda worked in the communications office of the AFL-CIO. “Magda had a reputation throughout the labor movement as a dedicated professional and a genuine, caring, individual,” said AFGE President John Gage. “We join her family and friends throughout the country in mourning her loss.”

The family is still finalizing plans. Her memorial service will be held in Rockville, Maryland sometime in April. We will update our members once a date and location for the service are determined.

Expressions of sympathy may sent to:

Ruth Seymour

1604 Graefield Rd

Birmingham, MI 48009

The American Federation of Government Employees is the nation’s largest union representing federal workers and DC Government workers.
Statement from the American Federation of Teachers:

If you ever met Magda, even once, you would never forget her bright smile and larger-than-life presence. Even during some of her most difficult, painful days, her close friends could never recall her engaging in a single negative conversation. She was always upbeat and positive. Even near the end of her life, friends say she was at peace and happy.

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