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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:45 PM
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AFGE congratulates new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulated former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano yesterday on her Senate approval as Secretary of Homeland Security. AFGE, the nations largest federal employee union, said Napolitano is a champion of labor and looks forward to working closely with her to keep the nation secure.

Napolitano was an ideal pick by the president. Her swift confirmation is a testament to her sterling reputation, said AFGE National President John Gage. We are confident she can balance the need to keep the nation safe while protecting the privacy of our citizens.

Napolitano is a proven friend of working people who signed an executive order in December allowing the state to engage in informal talks with union officials about budgeting and other issues.

AFGEs 600,000 members have supported Transportation Security Administration officers from day one. TSOs have been prevented from collective bargaining and other federal workplace protections, resulting in low morale and workplace discrimination.

AFGE is eager to work with Secretary Napolitano, Gage added. We believe she understands the important role labor plays in fighting terrorism, securing our borders and keeping Americans safe.

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:40 AM
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1. I believe in safety, but my god, we have so many agencies
why does this one need to remain? And this is not a reflection of the very capable Gov. from Arizona. Just that so many other needs are more important. Just an opinion.
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