Federal Unions and Employee Group News

Expert talks Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

This week, Nathan Abse interviews Kate Bronfenbrenner, the Director of Labor Education Research at Cornell University, about a key case before the Supreme Court— Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

AFGE fights to protect jobs of TSA workers in Orlando

The American Federation of Government Employees is speaking out against a plan for the Orlando airport that could leave more than one thousand Transportation Security Officers unemployed.

Supreme Court hears arguments in key union case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday, Feb. 26, in a long-creeping case likely to determine the financial health and power of government employee unions and the union movement for years to come.

Proposed cuts at EPA will cripple its functions, group says

A nonpartisan coalition of former state and federal officials, scientists, lawyers and engineers is warning that proposed cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency would have a significantly negative impact on the agency’s functions.

Postal workers, other groups join in economic protest

The largest postal employee organization is rallying support for all working people to participate in demonstrations and events to be held across the country Saturday, Feb. 24, to show solidarity and demand adequate on-the-job safety and pay for all workers in the country.

NTEU: WH call to ease firing 'a step backward'

Federal employee unions have begun to respond to the State of the Union address—which spotlighted legislative and policy proposals that—if enacted—would shake the foundations of the federal civil service.

Lawmakers reintroduce fair pay legislation

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has introduced the same legislation for the last four years, a bill that will provide federal employees a pay raise at the beginning of the new year, and his fight for 2019 is no different.

CBP staff shortage affecting workplace safety, U.S. economy

Customs and Border Protection is running far short of the staffing level it needs to run safely and effectively, according to the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents tens of thousands of CBP employees.

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.

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