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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.

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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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.

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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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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