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Second-rate IRAP certifications would undermine the gold standard that Registered Apprenticeships have attained over the last 80+ years.

That’s why it’s ESSENTIAL that we keep IRAPs OUT of construction

Stephen Romero was the son of an IBEW 332 brother. His Mother and siblings were also injured. Please give if you can. 

Two of the injured were Teamsters 853. More information as it becomes available. 

Forestville Teachers will be striking and we need to be there. 

Recently introduced legislation would provide needed protections for health care and social services workers from violence on the job. Tell Congress to support an OSHA workplace violence standard.

Another Request to Wear Red. This time for our government workers. 

Brothers & Sisters Standing Together

In May of 2018, the administration announced three executive orders that chip away at due process and collective bargaining rights for federal employees and impede employee representation at the job site. Within three business days of issuance of the orders, AFGE filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

We won that suit, but the fight isn't over. The administration is appealing the judge's decision, and is actively working to put the union-busting, democracy-busting executive orders back in place.

On April 4, 2019 we're headed back to court to fight the appeal. We need you and your coworkers to show management and the administration that our union isn't going anywhere. Make sure to wear red this Thursday April 4th!

(See photos of #RedforFeds from Around the Country)

When management and the administration see worksites full of government workers wearing red, it will be a powerful display of our strength, solidarity, and willingness to fight the administration's outrageous attempts to bust our union and break our democracy.

It is up to us to keep working for what is right - and to do that, our union has to be all in. That's why we're wearing Red for Feds on Thursday April 4th, and sharing pictures of our red on social media with the hashtag #RedForFeds.

Please make sure that you are not on government time or government property when you take or share your photos. If your employment requires a specific uniform or dress policy, be mindful of compliance. The wearing of red is not for, or against, any candidate or party, and is not a violation of the Hatch Act.

By joining together and raising our voices as a union family, we know we can do great things. Thank you for all that you do.

In solidarity, 
AFGE