Federal Unions and Employee Group News

FEEA to get new executive director

The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund has selected a new leader.

NARFE president re-elected

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association re-elected Richard Thissen to a two-year term as national president of the 220,000-member organization.

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.

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