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Feb. 14, 2018 - In conjunction with their 2018 Legislative Conference, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) held a rally in Upper Senate Park.  Union leaders and a number of congressional Democrats denounced "recent massive tax cuts for the wealthy, two government shutdowns in less than a month, and the White House’s 2019 budget proposal that freezes federal employees’ pay and cuts their health care and retirement."
Jeffrey David Cox Sr. has served as president of AFGE since his election in Aug. 2012; he was re-elected to a second three-year term in Aug. 2015.  (At left Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) waits to speak at the rally).
AFSCME president Lee Saunders.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA).
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY).
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
After their speeches Schumer and Pelosi confer briefly.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) shows off a can of AFGE whoop-ass.
AFGE, the largest federal employee union, claims 310,000 active, dues-paying members and 700,000 total workers represented.
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