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Archive: Unions

14Aug

2018

The American Federation of Government Employees filed an internal grievance with the Veterans Affairs Department alleging “numerous unfair labor practices” related to the department’s implementation of workforce executive orders. AFGE’s National Veterans Affairs Council, which represents VA employees, sent a…

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12Jul

2018

The Preventing Unionization of Revenue Service Employees, or PULSE, Act (H.R. 6268), introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), looks to block 70,000 federal employees from unionizing. The bill would specifically exclude IRS employees from provisions of Title 5 of the…

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03Jul

2018

The Supreme Court has issued a decision in the case Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, et al., concerning payment of fees to a union that represents employees in state and local governments. Ruling The decision, issued on June 27, 2018,…

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13Feb

2018

Federal employees were mostly spared from proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in 2017. But the National Treasury Employees Union fears the upcoming year could be different. According to a survey of 730 NTEU members, 82% said their biggest fear…

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07Sep

2017

President Trump has issued a pay plan for federal civilian employees, officially giving workers, a 1.9 percent raise in 2018. This includes a base increase of 1.4 percent and a 0.5 percent locality pay raise. The president had until midnight…

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17May

2017

The Office of Management and Budget has directed agencies to submit a “near final” version of their reform plans by June 30. Included in this is a progress report on workforce reduction and a proposal to “maximize employee performance”. Then…

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