The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2023

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on AFSA as a Union at 50 20
When Lightning Struck Twice: How AFSA’s “Young Turks” Launched the Union 20
AFSA Becomes a Union: Why It Matters 27
Federal Unions and USAID: The Challenge for AFSA 33
From the FSJ Archive: The FSJ on AFSA’s Path to Unionization 37
Feature 40
When Terror Strikes Home: Covering Our Children While Protecting All Americans 40
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—You Are AFSA: AFSA Needs You 7
Letter from the Editor—The AFSA Union at 50 9
Speaking Out—Schedule F: Let’s Deprofessionalize Government and Make America Irrelevant Again 17
Reflections—Holding History in the Vatican’s Secret Archives 100
Local Lens—Jerusalem, Israel 102
Departments 11
Letters 11
Talking Points 13
In Memory 84
Books 91
Marketplace 94
Real Estate 94
Classifieds 98
Index to Advertisers 99
AFSA News 45
Call for Nominations: 2023-2025 AFSA Governing Board 45
State VP Voice—Focusing on Our Specialist Members 46
USAID VP Voice—USAID’s Workforce Report to Congress 47
Retiree VP Voice—AFSA’s Good Works: Scholarship Program 48
FAS VP Voice—Time to Modernize Our Collective Bargaining Agreement 49
FCS VP Voice—Communication: A Two-Way Street Named Action 50
Proposed Bylaw Amendments 53
AFSA Dues Increase for 2023 55
View from Washington—Challenges Facing the Foreign Service 56
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, Nov. 16, 2022 56
AFSA Honors 2022 Sinclaire Language Award Recipients 57
FEHB Insurance and Benefits Presentation 57
2022 AFSA Tax Guide 58