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AFGE Will Be Fighting Republican VA Reform Efforts

on January 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump promised to fire incompetent and dishonest Department of Veterans Affairs employees, but he will have to fight the American Federation of Government Employees—the largest federal worker union—every step of the way.

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AFGE Remains Hopeful Despite Past Opposition to Trump

on December 9, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE Remains Hopeful Despite Past Opposition to Trump Despite having campaigned aggressively for Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, AFGE's president said the union has been able to find some common ground with president-elect Donald Trump.

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Adding Birmingham and San Antonio to Locality Pay Areas

By on October 28, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Adding Birmingham and San Antonio to Locality Pay Areas

The Federal Salary Council has proposed adding San Antonio and Birmingham to the list of locality pay areas for 2018.

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6.2% Average Health Insurance Increase for Federal Employees

By on September 28, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
6.2% Average Health Insurance Increase for Federal Employees

The average rate increase for 2017 under the health insurance plan for federal employees (FEHB) will be 6.2% in 2017.

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AFGE Officer Lies Under Oath to Chief FLRA ALJ While AFGE Locals Continue Corruption Crimes at Higher Rates Than Ever

By on September 22, 2016 in Court Cases with 32 Comments
AFGE Officer Lies Under Oath to Chief FLRA ALJ While AFGE Locals Continue Corruption Crimes at Higher Rates Than Ever

The author looks at a history of court cases involving AFGE and says that they indicate the union has more corruption indictments and convictions than ever before.

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Union Challenges Recent Recommendations on Care for Veterans

By on July 22, 2016 in Current Events with 19 Comments

The Commission on Care has issued a report on how to improve medical care for veterans. A federal employee union disagrees with the report. Here is why.

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Legislation Introduced to Help Reduce TSA Security Line Wait Times

By on May 26, 2016 in Agency News with 7 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Help Reduce TSA Security Line Wait Times

Legislation has been introduced ahead of the busy summer travel season to direct the TSA to reassign its employees’ duties to help alleviate the growing security lines that have been plaguing airports around the country.

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Despite Legal Threats, Membership In Federal Unions Shows Growth

By on March 15, 2016 in Human Resources with 132 Comments

Federal unions showed the largest growth rate in membership since 2008 according to recent BLS data. The author points out, however, that federal unions have been under attack from various laws and court cases which he says presents a long term challenge for unions going forward.

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Legislation Proposing 5.3% Pay Raise Officially Introduced

By on February 24, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 66 Comments
Legislation Proposing 5.3% Pay Raise Officially Introduced

It was announced earlier this month that legislation would be introduced to give federal employees a 5.3% pay increase in 2017. That bill has now officially been introduced in the House.

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FedSmith.com Users Agree With AFGE: 2017 Raise Should be 5.3%

By on February 22, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 130 Comments

FedSmith.com users said in a recent poll that federal workers deserve a 5.3% pay raise in 2017.

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