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AFGE files unfair labor practice against EPA for firing scientists

A federal union claims the Environmental Protection Agency fired two scientists for trying to organize a union at the EPA's National Exposure Research Lab in Athens, Ga.

Tags: EPA , workforce , Everett Kelley , Charles Orzehoskie , Federal Labor Relations Authority

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 04:09pm EDT

Democrats' platform continues call for 'remaking' of government

The Democratic Party platform, released Tuesday, is short on specifics about the federal workforce, particularly relating to federal pay or the size of the federal workforce. However, the platform does cite President Barack Obama's efforts to pare back overly burdensome regulations and his proposed consolidation of federal agencies. "President Obama and the Democrats are committed to rethinking, reforming, and remaking our government so that it can meet the challenges of our time," the authors of the platform wrote.

Tags: Democratic platform , government reorganization , regulations , J. David Cox , Jack Moore , cybersecurity , cybersecurity udpate , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:58pm EDT

AFGE President denounces continuation of federal pay freeze - August 24th, 2012 and August 31st, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox opposes President Obama's decision to continue the federal employee pay freeze, while Public Policy Director Jacque Simon discusses the financial impact on workers. AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker and AFGE TSA Local 556 President Don Thomas also appear.

Tags: workforce , J. David Cox , Jacque Simon , Arlene Holt Baker , Don Thomas

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 07:54pm EDT
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GOP platform takes aim at federal workforce

The Republican Party officially unveiled national party platform Tuesday, revealing its plan to downsize the federal workforce, trim federal benefits and privatize airport screeners. The party's platform calls for a reduction in the federal workforce by at least 10 percent through attrition, says federal pay and benefits should be aligned with the private sector and calls for reforms to the U.S. Postal Service.

Tags: pay and benefits , USPS , TSA , workforce cuts , Mitt Romney , Paul Ryan , GOP platform , J. David Cox , workforce

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 05:20pm EDT

AFGE's Cox eyes bigger, better union

The union's new president hopes to add more than 20,000 federal employees to its membership within a year. J. David Cox hopes "underrepresented" parts of government will fuel that growth.

Tags: J.David Cox , American Federation of Government Employees , workforce , union , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 05:11am EDT
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Fed pay raise on hold until after continuing resolution expires

President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he was implementing a 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees that would go into effect next April. Congress is expected to pass a Continuing Resolution when it returns to Washington in September to avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown. Obama extended the pay freeze through the duration of that CR.

Tags: President Barack Obama , pay and benefits , pay , pay freeze , pay raise , Congress , J. David Cox , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Colleen Kelley , NTEU

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 06:56am EDT

Former Virginia governor Tim Kaine praises work of federal employees on "Inside Government" - August 10th, 2012 and August 17th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" former Virginia governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine touts public service and the role of federal employees while Former AFGE National President John Gage discusses the union's labor contract agreement with the Transportation Security Administration. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also appears.

Tags: Rick Bloomingdale , John Gage , Tim Kaine , workforce

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 06:55pm EDT
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Cox elected AFGE national president

At their National Convention, members of the American Federation of Government Employees elected a trio of new officers: J. David Cox as national president, Eugene Hudson Jr. as national secretary-treasurer and August Thomas as national vice president for women's and fair practices.

Tags: J. David Cox , Eugene Hudson , Augusta Thomas , workforce , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 06:45am EDT

AFGE members address critical federal workplace issues - July 27th, 2012 and August 3rd, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE members discuss the most critical issues facing federal employees. AFGE 6th District National Vice President Arnold Scott, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Local 3840 Women's and Fair Practices Coordinator Antoinette Jones and TSA Local 778 President Vaughn Glenn share their stories.

Tags: workforce , Arnold Scott , Antoinette Jones , Vaughn Glenn , defense

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 11:41am EDT
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