Thursday, February 10, 2011

Union spending $1 Million to lobby AGAINST Federal spending cuts

"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.