As federal employees brace themselves for furlough days, members of
the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) rallied against
the sequester in downtown Chicago today.
slogans and carrying signs, more than 100 union members and supporters
gathered in Federal Plaza Wednesday to protest $85 billion in across-the-board federal budget cuts that went into effect March 1.
in their infinite wisdom are cutting jobs through sequestration,” said
John O’Grady, president of the AFGE Local 704, which represents workers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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