Tag: AFGE

House Committee Hearing Scrutinizes Use of Official Time at VA

February 17, 2017 11:08 AM

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

January 29, 2017 9:53 AM
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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Adding Birmingham and San Antonio to Locality Pay Areas

October 28, 2016 7:58 PM
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

September 28, 2016 2:03 PM
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

September 22, 2016 3:14 PM
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

July 22, 2016 11:44 AM

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

May 26, 2016 5:28 PM

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

March 15, 2016 6:47 PM

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

February 24, 2016 12:36 PM

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%

February 22, 2016 2:36 PM

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

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