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VA needs more PPE, worker protections, medical staff says

As more patients and staffers contract coronavirus infections, employees are seeking more personal protective equipment, collaboration with management and hazard pay.

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COVID-19: POGO asks feds to I.D. dangerous workplaces, other issues

The good-government nonprofit Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is asking for anonymous tips from feds (and the public), to help to quickly identify and rectify ongoing problems in the coronavirus response.

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Feds, union sue for hazard pay

The national union alleges that "thousands of feds" likely exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 while on the job.

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AFGE report: COVID-19 sickness—one TSA family’s terrible experience

A Transportation Security Officer’s painful and troubling experience in trying to get diagnosed—and then treated—for COVID-19 reveals a terrifying need for quick changes, in both government policy and medical practice regarding management of the ongoing pandemic.

FLRA seeks public comment on federal union dues rule

The Federal Labor Relations Authority is officially seeking public comment on a rule that would make it easier for federal employees to stop paying their union dues.

Federal employees protest administration policies

Members of the largest federal employee union in the country held a silent protest on Capitol Hill against the Trump administration’s workforce policies and treatment of federal labor groups.

Rep. calls for end to ‘official time,’ unions continue pushback

For the past few years, unions and pro-organized labor advocates of federal employees have faced increasing pressures on decades-old law protecting union activities.

Postal group files lawsuit over pay

The National Association of Postal Supervisors has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal service on the behalf of nearly 50,000 managers, supervisors, postmasters and other professional and administrative employees who the group says are owed back pay.

New legislation would eliminate 'official time'

With ‘official time’ being top issue of concern under the Trump Administration, legislation introduced last week would eliminate its use altogether.

Report: Challenging recent workforce EOs decision could take months, years

Labor leaders are expected in coming weeks to ask for a review of the decision by a federal appeals court to reinstate President Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that weaken feds’ collective bargaining rights, but such requests are rarely granted and the examinations could take several years,

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