AFGE “Emergency Meeting” a Bust

When sources told The Informed Fed AFGE was holding an “Emergency Meeting” for Union presidents concerning pending furloughs and pay cuts, we sort of laughed.  Having been a vocal, and some would say militant, union president during the Department of Homeland Security creation, I was familiar with AFGE “Emergency Meetings.” I was not let down from the feedback regarding this meeting. In short, very little real action from one of the largest labor unions remaining in the country.

Below is the followup e-mail AFGE sent out regarding the meeting.  Read it and judge for yourself.


To all Local Presidents and Bargaining Council Presidents:

Thank you for joining me on the sequestration conference call yesterday. We had the largest number of Local leaders on a call in recent memory. I appreciate your energy, commitment, and willingness to take on the challenges that lie ahead, including our March 20th Day of Protest.

We talked about a number of things that I would like to follow up on:

Once again, thank you for your time and the fighting the good fight.

In Solidarity,

J. David Cox, Sr.
President, AFGE