Members of AFGE’s National Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation Committee (Y.O.U.N.G.) raised more than $47,000 last week for victims of the recent hurricanes. “As government employees, we have a hard [enough] time fighting against attacks from Congress that put our jobs in jeopardy and trying to maintain a good stable life for our families,” said Francis Nichols III, District 14 Y.O.U.N.G. Coordinator and AFGE National Pride Coordinator. “I’m sure you can imagine the added stress of having to deal with the aftermath of an unexpected natural disaster.” The money will be donated to the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund, and will be used to directly assist AFGE members and their families who were affected by the hurricanes. AFGE represents more than 5,000 federal employees who work in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
photo (l-r): Committee members Vincent Blasingame, District 5; Bianca Smith, District 14; Shekina Givens, District 5; Francis Nichols, III, District 14; Jessica Ortega, District 11; Joel Smith, District 10.
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