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White House meat processing order sweeps up inspectors

The executive order declaring meat processing plants as critical infrastructure means that federal food inspectors must visit plants that had been closed by their owners for safety reasons.

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Fed employees, 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.

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NFFE: Forest Service staff routinely denied COVID-19 administrative leave

The union representing most Forest Service employees is hitting back against the Department of Agriculture for its pattern of denying reasonable requests for administrative leave during the current COVID-19 crisis.

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AFGE slams Trump's back-to-work plans

Union asks OPM and OMB to abide by six conditions before telling federal workers to go back to the office

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Judges sue Impasses Panel over improper appointments

The Association of Administrative Law Judges has become the second federal sector union to sue the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

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AFGE blasts Trump's 'LIBERATE' tweets

A major federal employee union is blasting the White House for some of the president’s recent tweets on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Union charges VA's strained IT systems overburden teleworkers

A Philadelphia AFGE local alleges that stress on the VA system has led workers to risk reprimand for working off-hours and that the Veterans Benefits Administration won't share contingency plans with employees.

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White House outlines plans to open agencies

In a new document, the federal government explains plans to align a reopening of all federal agency functions and a return to in-person work.

Postal Service struggling against employee illness, revenue losses

Postal unions are fighting back on multiple fronts against the ravages of COVID-19—both to the health of employees and to its dwindling revenue stream.

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AFGE pushes back on DOD budget-reduction targets

The American Federation of Government Employees issued a letter April 16 to Congress opposing parts of the proposed Expanding Acquisition Reform Act, which seeks to formalize DOD's zero-based budgeting process.

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