• Rally for a Government that Works for America

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    AFGE is the nation’s largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 federal and D.C. government workers. More than 500 AFGE members who were in Washington for the union’s annual legislative conference attended the rally, joined by members of other government employee unions including the American Postal Workers Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

    “AFGE members are the people who make our federal government work,” said Elizabeth Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO. “You deliver the services that America counts on.”

    Several lawmakers also spoke at the rally to voice their support for government employees and employee unions.

    Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland said he sees unions as part of the solution to helping restore the nation’s middle class, as President Obama has urged.

    “Today as the president has pointed out, we are seeing a widening gap of wealth in America,” Cardin said. “We need to have a growing middle class, a stronger middle class than we have today. Unions help us build that middle class.” Show less
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    The American Federation of Government Employees highlights the harsh realities faced by federal agents at the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in securing the southern U.S. border. The series, entitled “Walking the Line,” address the dangers of working on the border, the humanitarian efforts of our officers toward detainees, and the role of the union in improving working conditions for agents. AFGE’s National Border Patrol Council is the exclusive representative for more than 17,000 Border Patrol agents and support personnel. AFGE’s National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council represents about 7,600 ICE officers, agents and employees.
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    The "I Am AFGE" campaign features government employees who make America great. These short-form documentaries highlight individual federal employees who carry out important work across the country.
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