Federal Unions and Employee Group News


Bill would double probationary period, crack down on SES

The House this week passed a package of bills that contains tough new measures aimed at the federal workplace.

Employee groups unite to call for 5.3 percent raise

A coalition of 23 employee organizations is urging Senate lawmakers to support a bill to provide federal employees with a 5.3 percent raise in 2017.

AFGE rallies against VA privatization efforts

The American Federation of Government Employees last month organized more than three dozen rallies outside Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities to protest anticipated efforts to move vets into systems of private care.

APWU says arbitration decision expected this month

The head of the American Postal Workers Union said the labor organization expects a contract arbitration decision by mid-July.

NARFE pans Medicare measure in postal reform draft

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association criticized a discussion draft of postal reform legislation that debuted last month in the House, charging that the proposal lays the cost of those reforms on postal retirees.

AFGE takes to streets to protest VA privatization efforts

The American Federation of Government Employees said it organized more than three dozen rallies outside Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities across the country to protest anticipated efforts to shift veterans out of those facilities and into systems of private care.

Groups representing 5 million feds call for 5.3 percent raise

A coalition of 23 employee organizations has written to members of the Senate urging them to support a bill to provide federal employees with a 5.3 percent raise in 2017.

NATCA says controller numbers at critical level

The head of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association urged a House subcommittee last week to take action to ensure there are a sufficient number of fully certified air traffic controllers.

House measure bans DOD A-76 outsourcing studies

The American Federation of Government Employees cheered House passage of an appropriations bill amendment that bans the use of funds to conduct public-private contracting studies to outsource work done by Defense Department civilian workers

Union condemns proposed IRS funding cut

A $236 million cut in funding for the Internal Revenue Service contained in the House’s fiscal 2017 financial services funding bill has drawn strong criticism from the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents thousands of employees at the agency.

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