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TSA, union reach deal on historic, first contract

The nation's 45,000 transportation security officers now have union representation.

Tags: John Gage , TSA , TSOs , union

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 10:06am EDT

Sequestration and pay

AFGE's Public Policy Director Jacque Simon and Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will talk about the big issues affecting federal workers.
July 25, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , budget battle , Jacque Simon , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Sean Reilly , GAO , federal pay , GSA , USPS , DoD , IT infrastructure , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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New BOP policy allows correctional officers to carry pepper spray - July 13th, 2012 and July 20th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel details a new BOP pilot program that will arm some correctional officers with pepper spray. Betsy Myers, author of "Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You," and AFGE VA Local 1988 EVP Geddes Scott also appear.

Tags: workforce , Geddes Scott , Dale Deshotel , Betsy Myers

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 07:55pm EDT
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AFGE President John Gage to retire

American Federation of Government Employees president John Gage has announced he'll retire from his post at the largest federal-employee union. Gage has served as national AFGE president since 2003.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , John Gage , federal unions , Steny Hoyer

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 07:52pm EDT

VA stops downgrading its low-wage health care support staff

After protesters marched to the White House, VA's Human Resources Management Office issued a letter calling for a "temporary stand down on changes to lower grade actions."

Tags: unions , pay and benefit , John Gage , VA , Keith BieryGolick

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 05:45pm EDT

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rebuild the Dream President Van Jones discuss 2012 elections - June 29th, 2012 and July 6th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Rebuild the Dream President and Co-founder Van Jones discuss the importance of the 2012 elections from the recent Take Back the American Dream Conference. Former Clinton White House senior staffer Bob Weiner and AFGE Voter Protection Coordinator Mark Vinson also appear.

Tags: Van Jones , Jan Schakowsky , Bob Weiner , workforce , Inside Government

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 07:36pm EDT
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Connolly highlights value of public service - June15, 2012 and June 22, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., discusses the value of public service while OurFuture.org Executive Editor Isaiah J. Poole previews the Take Back the American Dream Conference June 18 - 20. Hooks Book Events President Perry Hooks and Steve Shapiro, author of "Best Practices are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition," also appear.

Tags: Isaiah J. Poole , Gerry Connolly , Perry Hooks , Steve Shapiro , workforce

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:11pm EDT
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Union fights to save veterans' jobs at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point - June 1, 2012 and June 8, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Department of Defense Local 1708 President Bill McGuire and 4th District National Representative Kevin Droste detail the union's efforts to save 40 veterans' jobs at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. Charles Stephenson, co-author of "The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C.," also discusses the birth of go-go in the District and how Chuck Brown inspired the city through music.

Tags: Charles Stephenson , Kevin Droste , Bill McGuire , workforce

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 08:37pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- June 8

Gene Zapfel, group vice president at Unisys, discusses the declining federal contracting dollars. Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, and John Gage, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, talk about stepping down from their respective jobs. Jim Shelton of the Education Department explains why the Office of Management and Budget gives his department high marks.

Tags: Gene Zapfel , John Gage , Unysis , Jack Stultz , Army Reserve , DoD , Federal Drive , people , Jim Shelton , Education Department , OMB ,

Friday - 06/08/2012, 10:35am EDT

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Dalia Rabin highlight importance of public service - May 18, 2012 and May 25, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Yitzhak Rabin Center Chair Dalia Rabin honors AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer J. David Cox, who received the 2012 Yitzhak Rabin Public Service Award. Also, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) discusses the Budget Control Act and First Command Financial Services District Advisor Bob Hill provides retirement planning tips for federal employees.

Tags: J. David Cox , workforce , Dalia Rabin , Chris Van Hollen , Bob Hill

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 11:36am EDT
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