While the recent big organizing wins -- 5,000 each -- at JetBlue and Harvard made national news, local organizers continue to plug away beneath the radar. At the Old Soldiers’ Home, for example, 35 LPNs and technicians recently joined AFGE Local 3090, an existing bargaining unit of Certified Nursing Assistants. And at the Warrior Transition Brigades in Fort Belvoir and Bethesda, some 85 workers joined AFGE. Nearly two dozen workers at the Chemical Safety Board – which investigates industrial chemical accidents – organized with AFGE after the Trump administration proposed abolishing the CSB. “The Chemical Safety Investigators and other employees of the CSB came to AFGE seeking an advocate for preserving their jobs and a voice at work,” said AFGE District 14’s Eric Bunn.
photo of Bunn at a recent AFGE rally in front of the Department of Education; courtesy AFGE Twitter