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J. David Cox, President, American Federation of Government Employees

The House and Senate have appointed members to a conference committee on legislation to revamp the Veterans Affairs health care system. Regardless of how Congress ends up changing the structure to address long wait times for patients, the system will need more money for emergencies. That is one request from the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents many front-line VA employees. J. David Cox is the union's president and a former VA nurse. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the problems at the VA are affecting the front-line employees.

Tags: J. David Cox , Veterans Affairs , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 06/23/2014, 09:43am EDT
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Eric Young, American Federation of Government Employees

Federal prisons are becoming more violent and dangerous for the guards who work in them. But the guards have a new tool that can help: a contract. It took 16 years to negotiate and ratify. Eric Young is president of American Federation of Government Employees' Council of Prison Locals. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new contract.

Tags: Eric Young , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 06/06/2014, 01:00am EDT
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TSA wants police at checkpoints after LAX shooting

A 25-page report to Congress makes 14 recommendations in response to last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, including posting armed law enforcement officers at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours.

Tags: TSA , LAX airport , J. David Cox , airport security , Gerardo Hernandez

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 09:00pm EDT

Support of federal workforce misses mark by a wide margin

Labor groups hoped to see more progress by now. But the administration has failed to live up to expectations about pay, benefits and government service.

Tags: Ruben Gomez , J. David Cox , National Treasury Employees Union , Colleen Kelley , pension , Senior Executive Service, , Senior Executive Service , OPM

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:50am EDT
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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 , AFGE , workforce , union , Ruben Gomez

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 05:11am EDT
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Will fed's benefits change in 2012?

American Federation of Government Employees President Jacque Simon will discuss whether your federal pay and benefits will be cut this year.
February 8, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , Congress , Jacque Simon , retirement benefits , budget battle , pay debate , Mike Causey , Your Turn with Mike Causey

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:12pm EST
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DoD, OPM to review NSPS

The Department of Defense and the Office of Personnel Management have will be reviewing the National Security Personnel System.

Tags: P&B , NSPS , DoD , OPM , William Lynn , John Gage ,

Monday - 03/16/2009, 04:21pm EDT

Budget would cap pay raises for feds

The budget proposed by President Barack Obama would increase spending for many federal agencies, but it would also limit pay raises for federal employees for 2010.

Tags: P&B , mngt , President Barack Obama , budget , Jacque Simon

Thursday - 02/26/2009, 02:40pm EST
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Rank-and-file FPS officers speak out on federal facility security woes

Studies by the Government Accountability Office have uncovered serious shortcomings in security provided at the nation's federal office buildings. But what do Federal security officials and the contract security companies they employ think about solutions to the long-festering problem of building security? Here's Part Two of our coverage of recent House Homeland Security oversight hearings on the Federal Protective Service.

Tags: newsstand , Federal Protective Service , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , Rand Beers , Department of Homeland Security , David Wright , Steve Amitay , National Association of Security Companies , Max Cacas

Monday - 11/23/2009, 06:23am EST
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Unions reacting to contracting changes memo

Unions and contractors are already making their feelings clear about the presidential memo.

Tags: contract , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , President Barack Obama

Wednesday - 03/04/2009, 05:01pm EST
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