Federal Unions and Employee Group News

TSA employees approve new contract

The Transportation Security Administration and the union that represents more than 40,000 TSA employees have come to a tentative new collective bargaining agreement, a year after rejecting the initial agreement.

AFGE answers pay raise questions

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union representing for federal and D.C. government workers, is answering questions for its members regarding the 2017 pay raise.

Union praises President's pay raise parity move

A day after President Obama announced a 0.5 percent increase in pay for federal civilian employees, the nation’s largest federal employee union released a statement commending the move.

Experts: Too early to know how rhetoric will translate into action

This week, FEND's Nathan Abse interviews Stephen Fuller, professor of public policy at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government and Robert Denhardt, director of leadership programs and professor of public administration at the University of Southern California about the potential impacts of hard words and further cuts on the federal workplace.

More labor groups react to election results

Federal employee organizations continued to extend cautious congratulations to the president-elect, while promising to continue to defend the rights of employees.

Employee groups reach out to new administration

Federal employee groups began to reach out to lay the groundwork for working with the new administration in the wake of the presidential election.

APWU says retroactive pay increase due in checks this month

The American Postal Workers Union told members that a retroactive pay increase resulting from its new contract will be paid to employees Nov. 18.

NTEU defends OPM cyber breach lawsuit

The National Treasury Employees Union asked a federal court to reject a motion to dismiss its lawsuit seeking relief from the Office of Personnel Management for the cyber breach that exposed federal employees’ personal information.

Experts say tiny 2017 COLA shows system fails to calculate real-world needs

As retired and disabled federal employees absorbed the disappointing news about next year’s cost-of-living increase, critics took aim at every aspect of the increase—from its meager size to its effect on Medicare beneficiaries to the method used to calculate it.

Employee groups condemn 2017 mini-COLA

The Social Security Administration on Tuesday announced a meager 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017.

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