Week in Review May 23-27th
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Why Memorial Day Must Be About More Than Words

In a Memorial Day message, President. J. David Cox Sr. asks that we remember those who gave their lives in the name of freedom, but says that our commemorative words must be followed with courageous action.

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As temperatures and tempers rise, air travelers wait on CongressThe dog days of summer are approaching and there’s no indication that Congress will take the dramatic action needed to shorten wait times at the nation’s airports. Read how AFGE is turning up the heat.

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Have you visited the upgraded AFGE.org?We’ve made a few changes to AFGE.org. Here’s just a few important pages you won’t want to miss.

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Fighting the Good Fight: AFGE Retirees on the FrontlinesEven though their full-time careers in public service have ended, retirees are working together to uplift their communities and stand up to attacks on working people everywhere.

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An Enduring Commitment to JusticeDuring Jewish Heritage Month, AFGE looks back at a few leaders who have contributed to monumental moments in labor history.

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Asian Americans: The Untold StoryThey’ve fought alongside other activists for labor rights and social justice, yet their contributions have too often gone unrecognized. AFGE spoke with three Asian American labor activists about the struggles of today.

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This Week in Labor HistoryMay 25, 1932 — Thousands of unemployed WWI veterans arrive in Washington, D.C., to demand early payment of a bonus they had been told they would get — but not until 1945. They built a shantytown near the U.S. Capitol but were driven out by U.S. troops after two months.
This Week’s Tweet“We agree with @LIUNA and @UnionPlus. Some of the best things in life are union-made! #1u” — @AFGENational

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This Week’s Member BenefitGoing on a road trip this summer? Make sure your tires are in good shape with the Goodyear Tire & Auto Service discount.

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This Week’s Health TipStudies suggest that strawberries can help prevent cancer. Fresh or frozen, you can enjoy the taste and health benefits of strawberries year-round.

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