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Boeing, Machinists union deal proof that collective bargaining works, ADA national director says - December 30th, 2011 and January 6th, 2012
This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) National Director Michael J. Wilson cites the recent four-year labor agreement between Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers as proof that collective bargaining works. Wilson also previews ADA's 2012 agenda, including an event at the Iowa caucuses and a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program then will highlight two memorable interviews from 2011: Fighting for public sector unions with MSNBC's Ed Schultz and job creation with Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
What kind of people worked during the dead-zone period between Christmas and New Year's? their reasons and motives might surprise you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
The Postal Regulatory Commission has criticized the Postal Service's proposal to consider closing more than 3,600 post offices as part of its plan to avoid a projected $14 billion loss this year. The plan is causing anxiety in communities that depend on their post offices and it would not save that much money, PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway told Federal News Radio. The commission will be watching the agency's cash flow closely in the coming months.
Pressure is growing on agencies to draft formal succession plans. There's good reason to believe more feds retired in late 2011 than in recent years, although the final count is not yet out.
When they take the plunge into retirement, about half of all federal and postal workers do it in December or January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So is that a quirk of the calendar, or something else.
For most of 2011, it looked as if federal workers were about to be bent, folded, stapled or otherwise mutilated by politicians. After the dust settled, the government is still with us. How come?
A list of federal agencies that considered or offered buyouts and early retirements in 2011.
Davis retired after 42 years in government. She said she's tried to live by a few basic principles, get the job done, get it done right and get it done on time.
John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, talks about the top issues federal workers faced in 2011. Some were good and some were bad.
The Department of Veterans Affairs avoided $200 million in turnover costs by investing in online training resources for employees, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda told Federal News Radio. He also explained how the VA plans to make veterans 40 percent of its workforce, weather the retirement tsunami and continue to be a federal leader on human capital issues in a wide-ranging interview.