"We're going to energize and activate 2 million federal employees and their families," Gage said, "to let their representatives know these attacks will destroy [federal] agencies." AFGE has joined forces with other federal unions to fend off the targeted cuts.
The union, whose 270,000 dues-paying members range from Defense Department custodians to Environmental Protection Agency lawyers, plans a radio and newspaper campaign this month to promote the workforce. When Congress breaks for the President's Day holiday, rank-and-file employees in every member's district will line up to meet with their representative. And the union, an open shop, plans an organizing blitz to boost membership.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Union spending $1 Million to lobby AGAINST Federal spending cuts
Posted by Ben Cunningham at 9:16 AM