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House advances BOP gun locker bill

A bill named after a slain Bureau of Prisons employee has passed the House of Representatives and aims to protect BOP employees on their commutes to and from work.

Use of 'official time' on the rise

More federal employees are using official time to conduct union activities, according the latest report by the Office of Personnel Management.

AFGE claims victory for TSA workers in Orlando

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has voted to rescind a previous vote to begin the process of privatizing airport security.

Union urges Congress not to pass outsourcing bill

Lawmakers this week will review a bill that encourages the federal government to seek private contractors for goods and service in cases where it can be performed cheaper and more efficiently outside of the federal government, and one major federal employee union isn’t pleased.

With Supreme Court case looming, union urges workers to join

The Supreme Court last month heard arguments in the case of Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees—and if the union loses, unions and many union experts warn, all of America’s workers are likely to lose.

Expert talks Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

This week, Nathan Abse interviews Kate Bronfenbrenner, the Director of Labor Education Research at Cornell University, about a key case before the Supreme Court— Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

AFGE fights to protect jobs of TSA workers in Orlando

The American Federation of Government Employees is speaking out against a plan for the Orlando airport that could leave more than one thousand Transportation Security Officers unemployed.

Supreme Court hears arguments in key union case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday, Feb. 26, in a long-creeping case likely to determine the financial health and power of government employee unions and the union movement for years to come.

Proposed cuts at EPA will cripple its functions, group says

A nonpartisan coalition of former state and federal officials, scientists, lawyers and engineers is warning that proposed cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency would have a significantly negative impact on the agency’s functions.

Postal workers, other groups join in economic protest

The largest postal employee organization is rallying support for all working people to participate in demonstrations and events to be held across the country Saturday, Feb. 24, to show solidarity and demand adequate on-the-job safety and pay for all workers in the country.

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