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VA Employees, Veterans, Fight Hospital Closures at Dozens of Rallies Across U.S.

Veterans and VA employees are furious that Congress and private hospital executives are scheming to shut down VA hospitals, and put profits ahead of people’s lives. And they’re not taking it quietly.

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Defense May Not Be Contracting Out Your Job Any Time Soon, Thanks to this WinThanks to the hard work of AFGE activists, many pro-worker measures were included in the Defense funding and authorization bills, including a provision to ban contracting out your jobs.

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Veterans and Medical Experts Agree: Closing VA Hospitals is a Terrible IdeaVeterans groups, health care policy experts, and VA employees came together for the “Keeping the Promise: What’s Next for the VA” summit to discuss the future of our nation’s most vital health care system, and what’s in store for veterans if it’s shuttered.

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Finally, Some Real Solutions to Long Lines at the AirportLong lines. Missed flights. Passengers are angry, and rightfully so. Now, Congress is finally starting to own up to the mess it created and introduce real solutions.

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331 National Parks Down, 81 to Go: One Man’s Trip Across America’s National TreasuresWhen he’s not teaching at Ithaca College, Ari Kissiloff and his family are traveling to some of the most beautiful and historic spots in the United States on a quest to visit every last one of our country’s National Parks. So what can the parks and the people who work there teach us?

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This Week in Labor HistoryJune 23, 2011 – Members of the Transportation Security Administration overwhelmingly vote for union representation, joining the AFGE family.
This Week’s Tweet“Medical Experts, Union Veterans Council Say, ‘Don’t Shut Down Veterans’ Hospitals’ http://bit.ly/28UtJXu” — @AFLCIO

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This Week’s Member BenefitSummer’s here and the time is right to head to the theme park for rides and fun. But did you know that you can get discounted tickets?

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This Week’s Health TipInstead of a waffle cone filled with ice cream, consider these healthier alternatives!

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