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AFGE TSA Member Featured at One Nation Rally

AFGE at the One Nation March - L to R: Demetrious Stroubakis, President of AFGE Coast Guard Council; 3rd District NVP Keith Hill; 4th District NVP Joe Flynn

 

Hundreds of AFGE activists were among the more than 200,000 Americans who took part in the Oct. 2 “One Nation Working Together” rally in Washington D.C. The day-long rally featured numerous rights activists, celebrities and speakers, including AFGE Transportation Security Officer activist Janice Moseley. Moseley was part of the One Nation speaking group on jobs and health. Moseley and her coworkers were marching “to gain a union voice on the job that won’t threaten national security, but help national security—so that they can enjoy the freedom they work to protect,” she said.  

“I am very lucky to have a job that I am passionate about. Unfortunately, I work at an agency with absolutely no workplace protections. When TSA was created after 9-11, President Bush and his cohorts used the crisis to take away my right—and the right of my 40,000 co-workers— to bargain collectively. Despite this attack on our rights, we started organizing with AFGE. And today, even with no bargaining rights, more than 12,000 of us at TSA have become regular dues-paying members of AFGE, the only union that can stand between us and an unpredictable management,” Moseley added.  

AFGE  members assembled on the Washington mall wearing their blue and yellow “AFGE” shirts and holding signs such as “Strong Government Benefits All Americans,” “Good Government. We’re Ready,” and “Education Opportunities For All.”  Other notable speakers and leaders at the march include civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz of MSNBC, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.  

Moseley’s speech can be seen here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbtsNlGzXjo

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