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AFGE continues efforts to end workplace discrimination - September 20, 2013 and September 27, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" General Services Administration Local 2275 President John Garvey discusses efforts to end workplace discrimination while new Council of Prison Locals President Eric Young shares his top priorities going forward. Also, AFGE District 11 National Fair Practices Coordinator Ivan Weich responds to a layoff proposal at the Columbia Basin Job Corps in Moses Lake, Wash. and Department of Veterans Affairs Local 1988 EVP Geddes Scott advocates for more staffing at the VA.

Tags: Inside Government , workforce , Eric Young , John Garvey , Ivan Weich , Geddes Scott

Monday - 09/16/2013, 03:48pm EDT
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AFGE members share stories from the front lines of federal service - September 6, 2013 and September 13, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" four AFGE members discuss their commitment to federal service and challenges they face in the workplace. TSA Local 778 EVP Bobby Newsome, Council of Prison Locals National Fair Practices Coordinator Sandy Parr, VA Local 2241 Women's Coordinator Marva Newell and National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals Regional VP David Sheagley share their stories on the benefits and challenges of federal service.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Bobby Newsome , Sandy Parr , Marva Newell , David Sheagley

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 06:12pm EDT
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AFGE celebrates diversity at Human Rights Training Conference - August 30, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Wisconsin State Sen. Lena Taylor and AFGE Housing and Urban Development Council 222 President Eddie Eitches appear from the union's recent Human Rights Training Conference. Taylor discusses the importance of the labor movement while Eitches reveals negotiations with HUD management to reduce furlough days. Former Clinton White House spokesman also addresses the consequences of sequestration and AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. speaks out against furloughs during the union's protest in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Lena Taylor , Eddie Eitches , Bob Weiner , J. David Cox Sr

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 10:41am EDT
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Court ruling gives agencies 'weapon' against employees, union says

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are not entitled to a key civil-service protection under a recent ruling by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington. Andres Grajales, deputy general counsel for the American Federation of Government Employees who represented two federal employees in the case, said the ruling gives agencies a weapon against employees.

Tags: DoD , OPM , MSPB , OSC , whistleblower protections , Andres Grajales , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 02:32pm EDT
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Court limits rights of feds in sensitive security positions

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 7-3 Tuesday that the Merit Systems Protection Board cannot review dismissals and demotions of government employees who hold sensitive national security positions.

Tags: U.S. Court of Appeals , Merit Systems Protection Board , DoD ,

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:40am EDT

EPA cancels Aug. 30 furlough day

Environmental Protection Agency employees will no longer have to take their final, mandatory furlough day.

Tags: EPA , sequestration , furloughs , Gina McCarthy ,

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 07:08pm EDT

AFGE rolls out new member benefits - August 16, 2013 and August 23, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" AFGE National Benefits Coordinator Mark Williams discusses new benefits available to AFGE members while Bob Hill of First Command Financial Services offers financial tips for furloughed federal employees. National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare President and CEO Max Richtman and Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale also appear.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Bob Hill , Max Richtman , Rick Bloomingdale , Mark Williams

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 05:00pm EDT
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HUD drops last 2 furlough days

The Department of Housing and Urban Development canceled its last two furlough days after its employee union agreed to drop a grievance over the agency's alleged violations of its earlier furlough agreement.

Tags: HUD , sequestration , furloughs , J. David Cox Sr. , Michael OConnell , workforce , Maurice Jones

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:04pm EDT

Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point feels furlough effects - August 2, 2013 and August 9, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Department of Defense Local 1708 President Bill McGuire talks about the impact of furloughs on the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discusses resolved outstanding articles from the union's contract agreement with SSA while Economic Policy Institute Economic Analyst David Cooper addresses the lingering effects of unemployment on the economic recovery.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Witold Skwierczynski , Bill McGuire , David Cooper

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:07pm EDT
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Rep. Hank Johnson critical of federal employee furloughs - July 19th, 2013 and July 26, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., voices his concern about federal employee furloughs and the long-term consequences of sequestration. AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel describes life as a correctional officer in the Bureau of Prisons while Department of Defense Local 2077 President Jon Suminski discusses the consequences of furloughs at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan.

Tags: workforce , Inside Government , Dale Deshotel , Hank Johnson , Jon Suminski

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 05:18pm EDT
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