Federal Unions and Employee Group News

Union condemns proposed IRS funding cut

A $236 million cut in funding for the Internal Revenue Service contained in the House’s fiscal 2017 financial services funding bill has drawn strong criticism from the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents thousands of employees at the agency.

Union condemns Forest Service hiring practice

The National Federation of Federal Employees blasted the U.S. Forest Service for requiring prospective applicants for jobs across the country to appear at a hiring event thousands of miles away.

NATCA chief says controller workforce at critical low

The head of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association urged a House subcommittee this week to take steps to ensure the nation’s airports have a sufficient number of fully certified air traffic controllers.

Correctional officers attacked at Calif. prison

The American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prisons last week ramped up its call for federal prison employees to use all available protective equipment—such as stab-proof vests—in the wake of a serious slashing attack on three correctional employees

House measure would restore 2012 USPS service standards

House appropriators last week approved an amendment to restore U.S. Postal Service service standards that were in place on July 1, 2012.

DHS takes workforce measures to address TSA backups

The Department of Homeland Security announced a number of measures to address traveler backups at the nation’s airport security checkpoints.

Federal correctional officers slashed at California prison

The American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals reiterated its call for federal prison staff to make use of available protective equipment such as stab-proof vests after three correctional employees were slashed by an inmate.

APWU seeks stamp of approval

The American Postal Workers Union is using all levers at its disposal in its efforts to “save the Postal Service”—including making its case to stamp collectors.

NATCA, FAA come to tentative agreement

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association and the Federal Aviation Administration said they have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.

USPS extends two union negotiations

The U.S. Postal Service announced agreements with two unions to extend negotiations on new collective bargaining agreements.

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