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Jobs, Dignity and a Fair Contract!

August 30th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events - (0 Comments)

 Please be advised that the Chicago Teachers Union will have a Labor Day Rally for… Jobs, Dignity and a Fair Contract!





Monday, September 3, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Daley Plaza

50 W. Washington

Contact Alix

or 312-329-6247 for more information.



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Tune in now to AFGE’s “Inside Government” to learn more about the federal pay freeze extension. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Aug. 24, is now available on demand.

AFGE National President J. David Cox and Public Policy Director Jacque Simon denounced President Obama’s decision to extend the pay freeze of federal workers until Congress passes a new budget. Cox discussed the union’s next steps while Simon analyzed the financial impact a continuing freeze will have on federal employees.



This Labor Day, the Executive Board of the Chicago Federation of Labor is distributing pro-union yard signs, window signs and stickers to union households throughout the Chicago area.



Beginning on Friday, August 24, yard signs will available for pickup from four different locations across the area. Next week, signs will be available for pickup Monday-Wednesday from 1pm-4pm from:


From right to left:

J. David Cox

Augusta Y Thomas
Vice President for Women’s and Fair Practices 

Eugene Hudson Jr.


J. David Cox was sworn in as national president of the American Federation of Government Employees Thursday, August 16, 2012 during the union´s 39th National Convention in Las Vegas. Cox was elected president Wednesday.


Happy Birthday AFGE!

August 18th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Events | News - (1 Comments)

Since 1932 the responsibility of AFGE has been to assure America’s government employees, Federal and District of Columbia, of fairness, due process, decent and safe working conditions, fair pay and a voice on the job.  Since its inception on August 18, 1932, AFGE has shouldered the responsibility to help over 600,000 workers provide good government services while ensuring that government workers are treated fairly and with dignity.



Celebrating 80 great years of union history! Happy Birthday AFGE!!

Leave Counseling!!

August 13th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Contract | Your Rights - (2 Comments)

Have you been leave counseled?


Sick Leave counseling should be for a leave PATTERN per Article 31 of the AFGE/SSA National Agreement below. A pattern is when you continually do the same thing, i.e. calling in sick every Monday. A pattern is not using all of your leave when you are sick. The agency should not be counseling on your leave BALANCE.


The Value of Unions

August 8th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Web - (0 Comments)


Here is a interesting article on the value of Unions, it may be dated but relevant nonetheless!

By Paul F. Clark

Paul F. Clark is a professor in the department of labor studies and industrial relations at Penn State University.



Many people today believe that the labor movement has outlived its usefulness — that it had a valuable role to play in the first half of the 20th century but is now irrelevant, an anachronism.


Here are photos from the 17th annual Great America trip. More images will be added as they become available.