Tag: AFGE

Did Some VA Employees Violate Federal Law?

By on March 28, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Did Some VA Employees Violate Federal Law?

One Congressman is concerned that some VA employees may have violated federal law when they participated in a recent “March on the VA” union rally.

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Department of Education v. AFGE: Union Busting or Fiscal Responsibility?

By on March 17, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Department of Education v. AFGE: Union Busting or Fiscal Responsibility?

AFGE and the Education Department have been battling over a collective bargaining agreement. Is the agency “union busting” or being financially prudent?

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Education Says AFGE Waived Rights, Implements Collective Bargaining Agreement

By on March 14, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Education Says AFGE Waived Rights, Implements Collective Bargaining Agreement

When a union does not respond to an agency proposal after a time, can the agency implement it? Broad action by the Education Department may answer the question.

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New FLRA Fixes ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’ Case Law of Predecessor

By on March 5, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
New FLRA Fixes ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’ Case Law of Predecessor

After previously setting two separate standards for reviewing an arbitrator’s decision, a recent FLRA decision with its new Members complies with a decision of the DC Circuit court. The FLRA is now applying only one “standard.” This case should be required reading for the labor relations community.

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Court Slaps Down AFGE on Its Efforts to Avoid Reinstatement of National Union Official

By on November 16, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Court Slaps Down AFGE on Its Efforts to Avoid Reinstatement of National Union Official

Following a court’s order to undo the removal of the National Secretary-Treasurer of AFGE, Eugene Hudson, the union tried to get the court to issue an emergency stay of its order so the union could have time to fire him again. The court declined to do so and its order to reinstate Hudson to his national office still stands.

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Are Apparent Factional Battles at AFGE Challenging Union President?

By on November 15, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Are Apparent Factional Battles at AFGE Challenging Union President?

Internal politics at AFGE, which represents more Federal employees than any other union in the Federal sector, are getting interesting.

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No Damages For OPM Data Breach

By on September 19, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
No Damages For OPM Data Breach

A federal court has sided in favor of OPM and one of its contractors in lawsuits filed by AFGE and NTEU seeking damages in the data breaches that exposed the personal data of over 20 million current and former federal employees.

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American Federation of Government Employees Still the Most Corrupt Union in the U.S.A.

By on August 3, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
American Federation of Government Employees Still the Most Corrupt Union in the U.S.A.

According to data from the Department of Labor, AFGE leads other federal unions in convictions involving corruption since 2015. The author provides an analysis.

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A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

By on July 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

AFGE scored several legislative victories in the House of Representatives last week.

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Union Official Sues AFGE for Defamation

By on July 25, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Union Official Sues AFGE for Defamation

A district court has refused to dismiss a defamation action brought by a local union official against the union and at least one AFGE representative, thus giving this aggrieved union member, a former local AFGE official, a day in court.

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