Tag: AFGE

Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

By on March 19, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Cutting Some Federal Employees’ Pensions Advances in House

A bill that would penalize a federal employee’s pension when acting primarily as a union representative has advanced in the House.

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Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

By on March 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Unions and the Official Time Reform Act

A new bill would reduce retirement income for some federal employees working as federal union representatives while being paid by the federal government.

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House Committee Hearing Scrutinizes Use of Official Time at VA

By on February 17, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Does the use of official time at the VA improve veterans’ care, and how much official time is actually used by employees? A recent House Committee hearing sought to find answers to these questions.

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This Federal Employee Union Actually Supports Trump

By on January 29, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
This Federal Employee Union Actually Supports Trump

While many federal employees and unions are not happy with seeing Donald Trump in the White House, one union representing federal employees recently had nothing but nice things to say about the president’s actions taken to date.

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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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