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Federal Unions and Employee Group News


AFGE praises decision to phase out contract prisons

The American Federation of Government Employees cheered a Justice Department decision to phase out the use of privately operated prisons.

Nurses picket VA HQ

Registered nurses picketed Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C., this week to draw attention to what they say is chronic short-staffing and insufficient recruitment and retention of experienced nurses.

Union pans TSA labor-management guidelines

The union that represents federal airport screeners said that new guidelines released by the Transportation Security Administration to cover the labor-management relationship between the agency and its transportation security officers fails to address employees’ primary concerns.

AFGE commends DOJ decision to phase out contract prisons

A union that represents federal correctional employees applauded a Justice Department decision to phase out the use of privately operated prisons.

OPM issues final rule on disabled veteran leave

The Office of Personnel Management on Aug. 5 published its final rule implementing disabled veteran leave.

APWU releases summary of contract details

The American Postal Workers Union this week published an online summary that provides basic details on major provisions of its new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Postal Service.

NWS union alleges unfair labor practice

A labor group has filed an unfair labor practice charge against National Weather Service management, alleging that NWS is engaging in illegal surveillance of private discussions on the union’s members-only Facebook page.

AFGE rejects plans to revamp VA healthcare

The American Federation of Government Employees union, joined by health professionals and partner unions, has issued a position paper pressing Congress to reject the revamp of veterans healthcare called for by the Commission on Care.

NARFE: 'Stunned and angered' at spike in federal long term care insurance

The Office of Personnel Management has announced a large spike in premiums that federal employees will have to pay for long term care insurance—and one of the largest federal employees organizations has responded in anger.

Union condemns plan to close down Bureau of Prisons factories

The federal Bureau of Prisons recently announced plans to shut down some 25 factories nationwide—factories that make millions of dollars of domestically produced clothing, eye wear, furniture, services and license plates—and unions and the employees they represent are pushing back.

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