5 Stories that Matter

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Each week, AFGE browses the World Wide Web for stories that matter to AFGE members. Here are the five stories you shouldn’t miss this week:

1. Trump's Proposed Program Cuts Hint at Where Agency Jobs Could Vanish 

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday was asked by reporters to define a “loser” under the Trump administration’s just-released fiscal 2019 budget request.  

2. Budget provides no raise, targets retirement benefits for federal employees 

The Trump administration budget proposal targets federal employee pay and benefits while calling for an overhaul of what it called an “increasingly incomprehensible and unmanageable civil service system.” 

3. Exclusive: As federal prisons run low on guards, nurses and cooks are filling in 

When Kristan Morgan joined the U.S. Bureau of Prisons three years ago, the 30-year-old nurse expected to spend her days caring for the chronically sick and injured inside the nation's largest correctional system. What she didn't expect: Being abruptly plucked from the busy medical unit in Tallahassee to pull guard duty in cell blocks — including a wing for solitary confinement.  

4. Punching In: The Trump Labor Board 

Republicans could take a big step toward regaining control of the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, when John Ring goes up to the Hill for a confirmation hearing on his board seat nomination. 

5. Russia used mainstream media to manipulate American voters 

Russia’s disinformation campaign during the 2016 presidential election relied heavily on stories produced by major American news sources to shape the online political debate, according to a new analysis published Thursday. 


Recent AFGE News:

Budget Robs Federal Workers to Pay Billionaires

February 16, 2018

To come up with billions of dollars to pay for the recent massive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, the Trump administration drew up a plan to bleed federal workers dry in the 2019 budget proposal released Feb. 12.

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5 Stories that Matter

February 16, 2018

Staffing shortages in the Bureau of Prisons, more details on the new budget, and more. Here are the stories you need to know this week.

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