Federal Unions and Employee Group News

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FLRA rule allows feds to opt-out of union dues

Unions blast decision to allow workers to discontinue their payments at outside the traditional annual "window."

Biden details his position on federal workers’ rights

In his answers to an AFGE questionnaire, former Vice President Joe Biden outlined his views on collective bargaining, federal employee pay and benefits, furloughs and discrimination.

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House FY21 funding bill blocks OPM-GSA merger and empowers unions

The House Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee's bill would codify language to block merging the Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration -- an administration goal that has drawn opposition from congressional Democratic leaders.

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Sending extra CBP officers to Texas ‘dangerous,’ union says

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Texas, the National Treasury Employees Union is raising concerns with Customs and Border Protection’s plan to rotate in more than 800 CBP officers from other ports to assist with border patrol.

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Sexual abuse suit filed against former AFGE chief and union

Plaintiffs ask for compensation and punishment, federal monitor to reform union.

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Immigration judges' union sues Justice Department

The National Association of Immigration Judges is suing the Department of Justice over restrictions that cover public speaking about immigration issues.

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USDA to move workers out of toxic building

The Department of Agriculture is moving 1,000 Rural Development department employees out of the Goodfellow Federal Complex in St. Louis, Mo., to a new location in the city.

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COVID protections for CBP frontline workers

Fewer migrants entering U.S. has limited Customs and Border Protection staff’s COVID exposure, but more protections for workers are required.

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Union pushes back on EPA reopening plans

The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing ahead with plans to reopen its Washington, D.C., headquarters office despite broad opposition from its biggest union.

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White House designs on OPM get renewed attention

The administration’s plan to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management and weaken civil servants' protections from political interference gets a fresh look.

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