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AFGE responds to GAO report on federal prison overcrowding - September 21st, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel discusses a new GAO report about the impact of overcrowding in federal prisons. Also, more coverage from the Democratic National Convention with AFGE National President J. David Cox, Save the Children SVP Mark Shriver and former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner.

Tags: Inside Government , Workforce , Dale Deshotel , J. David Cox , Mark Shriver , Bob Weiner

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 04:46pm EDT
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Unions, associations detail priorities for 2013 and beyond

Federal News Radio asked seven different unions, organizations and government groups for their priorities in the upcoming administration. Their responses are part of the series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Workforce , pay and benefits , Obama Impact , CGP , NARFE , NFFE , NTEU , PSC , Senior Executives Assocation

Friday - 09/21/2012, 04:00am EDT

Highlights from Republican, Democratic national conventions on "Inside Government" - September 14th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the Republican and Democratic national conventions discuss ways to rebuild the middle class and connect with voters. Featured Republican guests include Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Featured Democratic guests include Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, Rep. Paul Tonko of New York and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.

Tags: Workforce , Inside Government , Saxby Chambliss , Geraldo Rivera , Antonio Villaraigosa , Bob Buckhorn , Mike Huckabee , Artur Davis , Dan Daub , Mike McMullen , Haley Barbour , Dan Malloy , Paul Tonko , Jeanne Shaheen

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 12:49am EDT
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AFGE members speak out against federal budget cuts - September 7th, 2012

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Social Security Administration Council 220 President Witold Skwierczynski and Department of Housing and Urban Development Council 222 Executive Vice President Carolyn Federoff discuss the consequences of federal budget cuts. Former AFGE President Bobby Harnage also appears.

Tags: Witold Skwierczynski , Carolyn Federoff , Bobby Harnage , Workforce ,

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 03:05pm EDT
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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
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