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Federal Unions and Employee Group News

Union: New tax law should be matched by more funding for IRS

The National Treasury Employees Union has reacted to passage of the new tax overhaul in Congress with a strong statement of need for greater resources at the agency that must implement the heavy revamp of the system.

News report: OPM memo allows agencies to undercut fed unions

The latest bang on the head of federal employees and their unions comes from the Office of Personnel Management—which, recently issued a memo suggesting that management can stop honoring collective bargaining agreements.

Unions embrace temporary deal to avoid shutdown

Federal employee unions are applauding the fact that Congress and the White House have struck a temporary bargain—just in time to avoid a government shutdown.

NTEU calls for pay parity in raises

The National Treasury Employees Union is calling on Congress to give civilian federal employees a 2.4 percent pay raise in 2018, which is what military members received in the 2018 National Defense Authorization.

Federal unions help press House to reject—for now—cuts in pay, benefits

A range of cuts—some deep and some shallow—to federal pay and benefits, proposed in various House of Representatives bills in recent months, ran into solid federal employee and union opposition, and most of the worst cuts, for now, have been defeated.

Economic historian Peter Philips discusses forces affecting American labor, federal employee unions

An excerpt of an interview with University of Utah economic historian Peter Philips, who looks back at the twentieth century up to the present day—and traces the rise and fall of labor organizations as they struggled to represent workers, including federal employees and their unions.

Lawmakers take aim at firing processes

House Republicans are planning to send a letter to the Trump administration and are garnering signatures to help them promote and solicit interest in easing the firing process for employees across the federal government.

AFL-CIO fights VA privatization

The AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Government Employees have joined efforts to prevent privatizing veterans’ health care and to restore due process rights for VA workers.

House passes resolution calling for $32 billion cut to fed benefits

On Oct. 5, the House of Representatives passed a budget resolution that effectively orders $32 billion in cuts to federal retirement benefits.

Fed retirees get 2 percent COLA in 2018

Federal retirees will get a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2018, which is in accordance with the latest consumer price data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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