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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.

Fed unions speak out against racial injustice

The killing of George Floyd brought strong protests and reflections from union leaders representing of federal employees.

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Fund offers feds free masks, financial help

Federal employees who have contact with the public in their jobs or who are returning to their workplaces with fellow employees can get, on request, free washable cloth masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

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Union wins CBP case against FLRA

A federal judge ruled that the Federal Labor Relations Authority went too far in enforcing new working conditions at Customs and Border Protection.

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SSA field offices staff slammed with scam complaints

Social Security Administration estimates staff manning its 800-number handled about 854,000 scam-related calls in 2019, a ten-fold increase over the prior fiscal year, the SSA Inspector General’s Office found.

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Bureau of Prisons units deployed in D.C. protests

A former union official says crisis management teams have historically been deployed for crowd control, protecting federal buildings.

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TVA outsources IT jobs

The Tennessee Valley Authority told 62 employees in its information technology workforce that they would be out of a job in 90 days as part of plan to outsource tech to contractors and managed services.

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