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Sexual abuse suit filed against former AFGE chief and union

Plaintiffs ask for compensation and punishment, federal monitor to reform union.

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Immigration judges' union sues Justice Department

The National Association of Immigration Judges is suing the Department of Justice over restrictions that cover public speaking about immigration issues.

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USDA to move workers out of toxic building

The Department of Agriculture is moving 1,000 Rural Development department employees out of the Goodfellow Federal Complex in St. Louis, Mo., to a new location in the city.

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COVID protections for CBP frontline workers

Fewer migrants entering U.S. has limited Customs and Border Protection staff’s COVID exposure, but more protections for workers are required.

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Union pushes back on EPA reopening plans

The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing ahead with plans to reopen its Washington, D.C., headquarters office despite broad opposition from its biggest union.

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White House designs on OPM get renewed attention

The administration’s plan to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management and weaken civil servants' protections from political interference gets a fresh look.

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Judge OKs union's challenge of Impasses Panel

A federal labor union can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the composition of the Federal Services Impasses Panel, a judge ruled June 22.

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USCIS starts sending furlough notices

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service told its workers’ union that notices of potential furloughs will be sent to USCIS employees between Wednesday and July 3.

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Unions urge DHS to protect workers on reopening

As the Department of Homeland Security considers the process of resuming normal operations, unions representing agency employees are calling on agency leadership to ensure that personnel have adequate resources to protect against exposure to COVID-19.

Union slams WH plans to cut workers’ comp

The plan, laid out in the administration’s 2021 budget proposal -- and included in the draft National Defense Authorization Act -- would hack away at benefits, bringing “steep cuts in workers’ compensation,” AFGE said.

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