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DR. EVERRETT KELLY SWORN IS AS AFGE NATIONAL PRESIDENT

New law would revive panels disbanded by President Trump WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees fully supports legislation introduced in the House and Senate that would establish in law a national council overseeing labor-management relations in federal agencies.
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Federal Agencies Still Drag Feet in Protecting Workers Against Coronavirus

Major Win for AFGE. EO Opposition Grows: Senators Release Another Letter Blasting Attacks June 25, 2018 8 Categories: Congress , The Insider , Executive Orders More members of Congress are speaking out against the White House’s attempts to undermine the U.S. Constitution and laws providing checks and balances in the federal government.
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AFGE president: Future of labor movement hinges on organizing

WASHINGTON – Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn 40 years of constitutional law that ensured public-sector workers benefited from the collective voice of union representation, the head of the largest union representing federal workers says employees will need to come together to preserve their workplace rights. “On May 25, President Trump issued a series of executive orders targeting federal employees’ collective bargaining and due process rights. And now the Supreme Court has issued a decision that jeopardizes union rights and protections for millions of public-sector workers at the state and local levels, and here in the District of Columbia,” said J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees.
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11 Facts About Family and Medical Leave You May Not Know

Twenty-five years ago on Feb. 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed into law one of the most important pieces of legislation for working families – the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
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11 Facts About Family and Medical Leave You May Not Know
Feb 05, 2018

Twenty-five years ago on Feb. 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed into law one of the most important pieces of legislation for working families – the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The law allows employees both in public and private sectors to balance their work and family life by taking reasonable unpaid leave to take care or a new born baby or an ill family member without fear of losing their jobs.  

Even though this law has been in effect for a quarter century, not everyone knows about it. That’s why we came up with some fast facts about the FMLA and what AFGE members are doing to expand the family leave program to make the government more family friendly. 

Fact #1: Federal employees are eligible to take FMLA leave if they have worked for the employer for at least 12 months and at least 1,250 hours in the past 12 months. 

Fact #2: FMLA allows federal employees to take up to 12 workweeks per year without fear of losing their jobs. 

Fact #3: You can take FMLA leave to take care of a newborn, to adopt a child, or to take care of an adopted child. 

Fact #4: You can take FLMA leave to take care of a spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition. 

Fact #5: You can take FMLA leave to take care of yourself if you are unable to work because of a serious health condition. 

Fact #6: If your family member is a service member who has a serious injury or illness, you can take up to 26 workweeks of FMLA leave per year to take care of him/her. 

Fact #7: You don’t have to take 12 consecutive weeks off. You may request intermittent leave. 

Fact #8: In 2015, President Obama directed agencies to provide six weeks of advanced sick leave for federal employees to care for their newborn child. 

Fact #9: The United States is the only industrialized nation without paid family leave. 

Fact #10: Some private sector employers choose to provide paid maternity leave, but that touches only about 13% of all private workers. 

Fact #11: AFGE members are working with members of Congress to pass legislation that would give federal employees paid parental leave. 

For more information about the FMLA, click here or visit https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/ 


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