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This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Legislative and Political Director Beth Moten analyzes President Obama's deficit reduction plan and the impact on federal workers. Grantham University Associate Provost Dr. Cheryl Hayek then discusses the online university's student support programs and unveils a special benefit for AFGE members. AFGE local officers Ivan Weich, Robena Reid and Kevin Ellis also appear.
The two largest federal unions are urging feds to stand up against proposed cuts to federal pay and retirement by calling Congressional leaders and rallying in New York. Last week, 21 federal unions sent a letter to Treasury and OMB demanding to know what would happen to federal employees should Congress and the White House fail to raise the debt ceiling but got no response.
It's not about money. It's not even about benefits. So why would feds from the Office of Management and Budget want to join a union? We get answers from AFGE's Peter Winch.
NTEU says it's eager to move on to the next two steps — a union representation election, then bargaining a contract. We get details from NTEU President Colleen Kelley.
Contract negotiations between SSA and AFGE won't be going forward without the help of a special mediator.
To be sure, bargaining and arbitration rights are at the top of the list, but what else would AFGE like from TSA and its new administrator? We ask Brian Dewyngaert, chief of staff for the American Federation of Government Employees.