Long-time AFGE advocate and long-time federal employee/steward/activist, Alfred "Uncle Al" Baang" who has held many roles as a federal employee representative, including Executive Vice President and Hawaii Vice President with AFGE Local 1234 has passed away. Uncle Al as he was affectionately and respectfully known recently fought with a bout of several illnesses. Unfortunately, Uncle Al finally succumbed to the illness and has retired from this life. Unlce Al fought for employee's rights for decades within the Federal Government and abroad. He has been known as a staunch supporter of employee rights and a bulldog in representational circles. Uncle Al will be greatly missed and his presence in Hawaii, at TSA, and within Labor will certainly be felt throughout. Thank you.