John Kostelnik

American Federation of Government Employees

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President of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union of federal employees in the country.

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The Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy has children separated from their parents, and adults sent to federal prisons. Those prisons are already understaffed.

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