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Congress continues negotiations; Feds frustration grows

President Obama expects to have an answer Friday morning about whether a shutdown can be averted. Meanwhile agencies have new guidance from OMB on how to prepare to close down their offices. Federal workers vent frustrations and ask questions during a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran.

Tags: management , shutdown , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Harry Reid , Jim Moran , OPM , OMB , Congress , Dina Long , NTEU , Dan Adcock , NARFE , SSA , DoT , FAA , Jason Miller , budget , furlough , budget 2011

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:08am EDT

AFGE sues over shutdown plans

The largest federal employees' union has filing a lawsuit against the Obama administration for failing to provide details of agencies' shutdown plans. Attorney Bill Bransford breaks it down for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , FOIA , shutdown , furlough , Bill Bransford , Shaw, Bransford and Roth

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 09:31am EDT

Inside Government - April 8th, 2011

John Gage
AFGE National President
Dwight Bowman
AFGE 14th District National Vice President
Dr. Fredrick Snow
President, Grantham University

Tags: pay and benefits , Inside Government , John Gage , Dwight Bowman , Fredrick Snow

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 07:35pm EDT

Federal union sues gov over shutdown details

AFGE says OMB failed to provide copies of shutdown contingency plans in response to a FOIA request last month.

Tags: shutdown , budget , John Gage , John Berry , Eric Holder , essential employee , lawsuit , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 05:43pm EDT

Unions urge feds to call Congress to stop shutdown

Two employee unions, NTEU and NFFE, want their members to make their voices heard about what they say is the real impact of a government shutdown. The organizations are asking federal employees to call their member of Congress April 5. The unions also are trying to improve how they communicate with members about the shutdown.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , OMB , Colleen Kelley , Bill Dougan , NTEU , NFFE , government shutdown , employee furloughs , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/04/2011, 04:14pm EDT

Inside Government - March 25th, 2011

Ed Schultz
Host, MSNBC's "The Ed Show"
Don Hale
Patty Viers
Brian Leonard
AFGE Marine Corps Council President
Ron Pollack
Families USA Executive Director

Tags: pay and benefits , Inside Government , Ed Schultz , Don Hale , Patty Viers , Brian Leonard , Ron Pollack

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 08:06pm EDT

Inside Government - March 18th, 2011

Jason Wilder
President, AFGE U.S. Marshals Service Local 2272

Michael Castelle
National Fair Practices Coordinator, AFGE Council of Prison Locals
Kathleen Stoll
Families USA Deputy Executive Director
Kim Bailey
Families USA Senior Health Policy Analyst

Tags: pay and benefits , Inside Government , Jason Wilder , Michael Castelle , Kathleen Stoll , Kim Bailey

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 06:37pm EDT

AFGE pulls out of NSPS talks

The American Federation of Government Employees said Tuesday it will no longer participate in discussions related to the future status of DoD employees who had been part of the soon-to-be-terminated National Security Personnel System. The labor organization said "union-busting" activities by the Air Force were the reason for its decision.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , Congress , NSPS , John Gage , Air Force , pay-for-performance , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 07:40am EDT

Inside Government - March 11th, 2011

Jim Dean
Chair, Democracy for America

Philip Dray
Author, "There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America"
Kimberly Kraynak-Lambert
President, AFGE Local 332
Robert McNeil
President, AFGE Local 237
Andrew Krzmarzick
Director of Community Engagement, GovLoop

Tags: pay and benefits , Inside Government , Jim Dean , Philip Dray , Kimberly Kraynak-Lambert , Robert McNeil , Andrew Krzmarzick

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:32pm EST

Inside Government - March 4th, 2011

Isaiah Poole
Executive Editor,

Leaders from AFGE VA Local 1843:
Ramona Sears
Betty Conlan
Vice President
Linda James
Kelvin Flannery
Chief Steward

Tags: pay and benefits , Inside Government , Isaiah Poole , Ramona Sears , Betty Conlan , Linda James , Kelvin Flannery

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 06:17pm EST
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