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AFGE fights for safety improvements at Selfridge ANG Base - January 10, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" DoD Local 2077 President Jon Suminski details OSHA violations at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan while Witold Skwierczynski, president of AFGE's National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals, discusses service reductions and field office closures at SSA. Economic Policy Institute Research and Policy Director Josh Bivens also appears.

Tags: Workforce , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Jon Suminski , Josh Bivens

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:28pm EST

Memorable interviews from 2013 on "Inside Government" - January 3, 2014

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the program revisits several memorable interviews from 2013. Guests include MSNBC's Chris Hayes and professor Jeffrey Hilgert, author of "Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work." AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. and Department of Defense Local 1345 Steward Tracy School also appear from an August furlough protest at the union's Human Rights Training Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tags: Inside Government , Workforce , Chris Hayes , Jeffrey Hilgert , Tracy School , J. David Cox Sr

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 09:11am EST

AFGE president previews union's 2014 agenda - December 20, 2013 and December 27, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. previews the union's 2014 agenda and Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young discusses the work environment inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons. AFGE Local 2778 Vice President John Adams addresses contracting out concerns at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Inside Government , Workforce , J. David Cox Sr. , Eric Young , John Adams

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 03:44pm EST

Self plus one and more

AFGE's public policy director Jacqueline Simon explains why her organization is opposed to the self plus one plan, and Sean Reilly and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will discuss what's ahead for feds and retirees in 2014.
December 18, 2013 (Encore presentations December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014)

Tags: pay and benefits , FEHBP , self plus one , Jacqueline Simon , Sean Reilly , Andy Medici , Federal Times , mike causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 06:16pm EST

Pay gap between federal employees, private-sector workers continues to grow

The gap in pay between federal employees and private-sector workers widened slightly this year, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the Federal Salary Council. On average, federal employees earn 35.37 percent less than their private-sector counterpart, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tags: pay , pay and benefits , pay gap , Federal Salary Council , J. David Cox , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 02:38pm EST

AFGE members share front-line stories from the VA - December 6, 2013 and December 14, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" the union's members share their stories working on the front lines in the Department of Veterans Affairs. AFGE Local 903 Chief Steward Donald White and Local 1988 Executive Vice President Geddes Scott discuss fighting for equality for all employees and the personal connection caregivers feel toward patients in the VA. Rick Weidman, executive director for policy and government affairs at Vietnam Veterans of America, also appears to detail legislation designed to help veterans returning home from combat.

Tags: Inside Government , Workforce

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 01:53pm EST

AFGE, NTEU try to stave off changes to retirement benefits

The two employee unions say lawmakers shouldn't make up for sequestration cuts by forcing federal employees to contribute more to their retirement. House and Senate legislators are working on a small-scale budget deal that reportedly includes a provision to alter federal retirement benefits.

Tags: Workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , J. David Cox , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Paul Ryan , Patty Murray , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , Jim Moran , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:07am EST

OFPP's proposed increase in contractor salary cap upsets all

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a memo to agencies setting the new benchmark for reimbursable costs at $952,308, up from $763,029 in 2011 for certain contractor employee salaries. The contractor cap has increased 55 percent over the last four years. OFPP blames Congress for not acting to change the formula for calculating the annual increases.

Tags: Contracting , industry , OFPP , contractor compensation cap , Joe Jordan , Stan Soloway , PSC , J. David Cox , Congress , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 04:27am EST

Union advocates for more VA staffing, funding - November 22, 2013 and November 29, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" attendees of the union's recent National Veterans Affairs Council Convention discuss issues impacting veterans and workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Guests include Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, AFGE VA Local 1273 Vice President Travis Riggs and John Bradley, former senior staffer on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees.

Tags: Inside Government , Workforce , Nina Turner , Travis Riggs , John Bradley

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 02:17pm EST

AFGE proposes TSA reforms after LAX shooting - November 8, 2013 and November 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. proposes reforms at the Transportation Security Administration after last week's shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport. Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) discusses upcoming budget battles on Capitol Hill, AFGE Federal Protective Service Local 918 President David Wright addresses training concerns with the FPS contractor workforce and DoD Local 2024 Chief Steward Donald Hands talks about ways to engage retired union members.

Tags: Inside Government , Workforce , J. David Cox Sr. , David Wright , Donald Hands , Donna Edwards

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 03:36pm EST
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