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As income inequality soars, labor unions make a return

A series of national strikes has put unions back in the spotlight. And as economic inequality has become a hot-button issue for workers and candidates on the 2020 campaign trail, some experts have said a surge of emboldened organized labor movements could be on the horizon.

VA struggles to fill hospital jobs. It has 49,000 openings across the country.

Three numbers indicate just how bad staffing shortages are at the Department of Veterans Affairs — even as the problem in some ways is getting better.

Social Security’s Justification for Ending Telework Pilot Doesn’t Add Up

The inspector general found that telework actually improved productivity for employees at teleservice centers, which administer the 800 number.

Interior Department Delivers Hundreds of Relocation Notices to Employees

The Interior Department delivered hundreds of relocation notices on Tuesday, starting a 30-day clock for employees to either agree to move to a location in the western United States or face removal.

Racially offensive display found at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Employees at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center are demanding answers after a racially offensive display was found in the hospital.


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Shutdown Averted?

November 18, 2019

Congressional leaders have agreed to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government running until Dec. 20 to avoid a government shutdown.

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