Twelve years ago on September 11, 2001 the course of American history was changed forever. Union workers were there that day — working in the buildings that were struck, flying on the airplanes that were used as weapons, charging into the chaos in the seconds and minutes after the attacks to save as many lives as possible, and conducting rescue and recovery efforts in the hours and days that followed. Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) remembers all of those who perished in the horrific terrorist attacks and honors the survivors of that tragic day.
Since 9/11, AFGE members continue to work on the frontlines to ensure safety for the American people. In spite of savage budget cuts, AFGE members at the Department of Defense continue to support our military’s mission; AFGE border patrol agents secure our borders; and AFGE Transportation Security Officers safeguard our air travel.
“Our hearts are with the victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001. AFGE members are committed to protecting this country and ensuring that nothing like this ever happens again,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr.