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Arbitrator finds SSA withheld key information in dispute with judges' union

The decision comes as the Association of Administrative Law Judges is in the midst of a lawsuit against component of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

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NTEU calls on IRS to further extend tax filing deadline

National Treasury Employee Union leaders pressed the administration to reschedule the deadline to Oct. 15

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Unions react to the HEROES Act proposal

Government-employee unions vowed to support the Democrats in the legislative fight to prevent massive jobs loss and protect essential workers.

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Postal unions wary of choice for USPS chief

Postal workers are telegraphing their concerns about the newly appointed postmaster general, seen by many as a political choice in a time of existential threats to the U.S. Postal Service.

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Postal Service's struggles could hurt mail-in election

As jurisdictions prepare for a pandemic-riddled presidential election, the threat of a financial crisis at the U.S. Postal Service looms over that alternative to in-person voting.

VA maps out return to pre-pandemic operations

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a three-phase plan for resuming regular operations, aiming to ensure veterans’ safety comes first.

Americans get behind the Postal Service

A recent survey showed that Americans overwhelmingly support the U.S. Postal Service, with 94% of respondents saying mail and package service is important during the coronavirus crisis.

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SSA hits pause on 9 contract articles amid suit with law judges' union

The move comes as administrative law judges for the Social Security Administration sue the Federal Services Impasse Panel over their contract rulings.

Unions demand more COVID-19 protection

The American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union are demanding better COVID-19 protection for employees returning to the workplace.

Feds under threat: AFGE warns WH order endangers meat inspectors

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order requiring America’s meat and poultry plants to stay open, private-sector and federal employee unions are pushing to protect plant workers and federal inspectors.

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