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More than 100 lawmakers, employee union call for SSA to abandon ‘anti-union’ policies

More than 100 lawmakers have joined efforts to call for the Social Security Administration to end what say are “anti-union policies and bad-faith negotiations” with the American Federation of Government Employees.

Delays remain for promised pay raise

An executive order might promise a long-awaited pay raises but federal employees should brace themselves for delays.

Unions push back on OPM break up

The National Federal of Federal Employees is the latest organization to lend its voice to the chorus opposed to the Trump Administration's plan to break up OPM.

Feds, unions: Push is on for FY 2020 raise and paid leave

This spring, feds and their unions continue to chug along lobbying for long-gestating proposals for a small pay raise and common-sense bills that offer modest expansions in other areas of federal compensation, such as paid leave time.

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Unions push back on workforce changes

Much of the legislative wish list for one of the federal government's largest unions consists of fighting against workforce changes proposed in the first two years of the Trump administration.

The trip of a lifetime

I’ve been a union member every year since I started working, with one exception, when I was happily lured away to join a dot.com startup newspaper.

Bill would re-establish federal labor-management council

A new bipartisan bill will reinstate advisory panels that promote dialogue and foster partnerships between labor and federal agency management that were disbanded under the Trump administration.

IRS union warmly greets new commissioner

Charles Rettig was confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 13 to become the new commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the union representing IRS employees expressed hope for the future under his leadership.

Union calls on HHS to return to negotiations

The National Treasury Employees Union has been trying to negotiate a new contract for HHS employees and now they are getting some help from a couple members of Congress.

NTEU urges Congress to provide paid parental leave for feds

National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon testified this week at a subcommittee hearing examining paid parental leave, where he expressed to lawmakers the importance of providing the benefit to federal employees.

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