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Federal labor unions push back against senator's TSA 'hold'

Amid the controversy over an apparent attempted bombing of a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, one Senator's efforts to block the nomination of the official responsible for the Transportation Security Administration is also getting headlines. Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) wants a floor debate and roll call vote on the nomination of Erroll Southers to run the TSA. Federal worker labor unions charge that his political tactics are also meant to thwart President Obama's intention to allow TSA airport screeners to select unions and have collective bargaining rights

Tags: Management , pay and benefits , Transportation Security Administration , Erroll Southers , U.S. Senate , Harry Reid , Jim DeMint , NTEU , AFGE , Sharon Pinnock , President Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 12/30/2009, 07:09am EST
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NTEU warns against the loss of IRS jobs, revenue

The union that represents IRS workers is ramping up a public campaign in hopes of convincing voters that the loss of 4,000 tax collectors and agents would be bad for government services that they depend on. Congressional appropriators have proposed cutting the division's budget by $450 million-to-$600 million.

Tags: IRS , budget , Congress , Treasury , NTEU , Dick Durbin , Doug Shulman , dodd-frank act , SEC , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 07:44pm EDT
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Union says Pathways Program retains hiring 'circumvention'

The National Treasury Employees Union says the program that replaced the Federal Career Internship Program does not do enough to level competition in the federal hiring system.

Tags: hiring , workforce , NTEU , FCIP , Pathways Program , OPM ,

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 06:56pm EDT

Next Target: Fast-Track Hiring Programs!

Do you think that special hiring and intern programs are unfair to the majority of federal workers? If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you are not alone.

Tags: P&B , federal hiring , Federal Career Intern Program , Mike Causey , NTEU , Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Wednesday - 12/30/2009, 12:22pm EST

Senate committee increases civilian pay raise to 2.9 percent for 2010

But lawmakers also increase DoD pay raise to 3.4 percent. Employee unions say they will push for pay parity.

Tags: pay and benefits , Senate Appropriations Committee , House Appropriations Committee , NTEU , pay raise

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 05:56pm EDT

Feds working through fear after Pentagon shooting

Despite increased animosity and even attack, federal employees want to get the mission accomplished. Things will calm down, but feds can take action now to protect themselves from further attack.

Tags: P&B , workplace safety , federal employees , security , Mike Causey

Friday - 03/05/2010, 10:52am EST
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NTEU's New Public Service Campaign

Colleen Kelley, President of NTEU, will join hosts Bill Bransford and Maria Coleman to discuss NTEU's new public service campaign to promote federal employees.

Tags: P&B , NTEU ,

Friday - 11/28/2008, 11:09am EST

White House cuts federal pay raise

Letter to Congress details decision to lower 2010 pay raise by 0.4 percent. President Obama cites national emergency as reason for decrease.

Tags: pay and benefits , President Obama , White House , Congress , NTEU , pay raise , General Schedule system

Monday - 08/31/2009, 07:11pm EDT

Feds have sacrificed enough, federal groups tell supercommittee

Postal workers and federal employees groups are urging the "supercommittee" to reject President Barack Obama's proposed increase in employee retirement contributions and support his cap on contractors' salaries. The Federal-Postal Coalition also wants lawmakers to preserve Saturday mail delivery, despite USPS' wishes.

Tags: Federal-Postal Coalition , unions , NTEU , Barack Obama , workforce , pay and benefits , supercommittee , USPS , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 06:02pm EDT

Federal-Postal Coalition warns against pay, benefits cuts

The Federal-Postal Coalition that represents 4.6 million government workers is urging President Barack Obama to preserve federal employees' pay and benefits when he sends his budget-reduction plan to Congress Monday. Coalition members fear lawmakers' drive to find funding cuts could harm federal employees.

Tags: budget , Federal-Postal Coalition , Professional Managers Association , thomas burger , pay and benefits , Senior Executives Association , jenny mattingly , National Treasury Employees Union , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association , John Adler , House Appropriations Committee , continuing resolution , Emily Kopp

Sunday - 09/18/2011, 07:56pm EDT
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