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J. David Cox, President, American Federation of Government Employees

Some Homeland Security employees are worried about their exposure to the Ebola virus. Many of them work at the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection. A few U.S. airports are screening passengers for Ebola. CBP employees will perform most of the checks. The American Federation of Government Employees wants agency management to put the right precautions in place. AFGE President J. David Cox joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: J. David Cox , Federal Drive , Ebola

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:05pm EDT
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Lack of movement on new locality pay locations frustrates feds, unions

The Federal Salary Council voted Friday to add 13 cities to a list of municipalities where federal employees are paid more, in an effort to close a growing wage gap between feds and private-sector counterparts in certain regions of the country. 12 of the 13 recommendations had been approved previously but have gone unimplemented by the President's Pay Agent, frustrating federal employees and the unions representing feds in those areas.

Tags: Federal Salary Council , locality pay , pay and benefits , Presidents Pay Agent , NFFE , pay debate

Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:08pm EDT

J. David Cox, President, AFGE

New leadership at the Veterans Affairs Department has its union, the American Federation of Government Employees, are hoping for better times ahead. VA is just one agency working to repair relations between unionized employees and their managers. Some unions within the National Council on Federal Labor Management Relations say agencies are shutting them out their meetings before making decisions. J. David Cox, president of AFGE, tells Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp why pre-decisional involvement is important to unions and employees.

Tags: J. David Cox , Veterans Affairs , In Depth

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:13pm EDT
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Unions want more say in agency operations

Can a national council in Washington improve labor relations on agencies' front lines?

Tags: labor-management relations , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , Michael Filler , Teamsters , J. David Cox Sr. , Emily Kopp , Veterans Affairs Department

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 02:42pm EDT
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AFGE issues 10 challenges to new EEOC chair

President Barack Obama named Jenny R. Yang as the new EEOC chair Tuesday, but one employee union has already given her a list of issues they'd like to see her tackle.

Tags: Jenny Yang , EEOC , Jacqueline Berrien , sequestration , furloughs , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 04:46pm EDT

EPA Administrator McCarthy defends statement about firing feds

Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is clarifying remarks she made on simplifying the federal firing process. The clarification comes after the American Federation of Government Employees challenged a statement she made in her recent testimony before Congress.

Tags: EPA , Karen Kellen , Gina McCarthy , workforce , firing , poor performance

Monday - 08/11/2014, 01:52pm EDT

SSA nominee seeks to mend labor-management fences

Carolyn Watts Colvin, the nominee to be Social Security Administration commissioner, vowed to Senate lawmakers to soothe turbulent relations between the agency and its labor unions. Colvin also said she plans to tackle troubled IT systems that still run COBOL.

Tags: SSA , Ron Wyden , Carolyn Watts Colvin , COBOL , management , technology , Orrin Hatch , Ariel Levin-Waldman , Congress

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:19am EDT
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EPA union objects to Administrator's call to make firing employees easier

The Environmental Protection Agency's administrator recently mentioned the administrative obstacles of firing employees and suggested Congress change the law. One of the unions representing EPA employees is now responding in a letter that blames management, not employees for agency problems.

Tags: EPA , Gina McCarthy , House Oversight Committee , firing , union , Dena Levitz

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 04:12pm EDT

That's The View Inside Government - June 20, 2014

During the final edition of Inside Government on Federal News Radio, your host Ward Morrow speaks with Chris Garlock of the DC Labor Film Fest and discusses issues at the Bureau of Prisons with Eric Young, the AFGE Council of Prisons Locals. Inside Government also looks back through AFGE history with the union's Chief of Staff, Brian DeWyngaert, and discusses what's next with AFGE National President J. David Cox, Sr.

Tags: Inside Government , Chris Garlock , Eric Young , Brian Dewyngaert , J. David Cox Sr.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 05:01pm EDT

AFGE Celebrates LGBT Pride Month on Inside Government - June 13, 2014

This week "Inside Government" celebrates National LGBT Pride Month by re-airing interviews with Frank Fragomene, an EEO specialist and attorney from the AFGE Women's and Fair Practices Department; Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney at the Transgender Law Center; and, Darren Phelps, the AFL-CIO executive director of Pride at Work. Caniesha Washington, an EEO Specialist from the AFGE Women's and Fair Practices Department, previews the upcoming Diversity Week trainings in Minneapolis.

Tags: Inside Government , Frank Fragomene , Sasha Buchert , Darren Phelps , Caniesha Washington

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 02:47pm EDT
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