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How to Stop Trump from Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

The country will need every branch of our democracy acting as a line of defense. AFGE’s Ward Morrow said Congress and the news media have the most visible roles. Less visible are agencies’ unions, inspectors general, and the Office of the Special Counsel, an independent body whose main task is to protect federal employees, including whistleblowers, from abusive treatment.

Relocated BLM staff face salary cuts

A new internal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website designed to answer employees’ questions about the agency’s upcoming relocation out West says staffers should expect a drop in their overall pay.

Update on President’s Management Agenda Released

The Trump administration has posted an update on the status of numerous initiatives under the President’s Management Agenda.

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Maintain Strict Burden in Age Discrimination Cases

In January 2020, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could make it easier for federal employees to prove they were discriminated against on the basis of age in some federal lawsuits. But the Trump administration last week said such a change would set up an unfair two-tiered system with different standards between the federal and private sectors.

Google Fires 4 Workers Active in Labor Organizing

A company memo said they had been dismissed “for clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.”

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VA, AFGE Scheduled to Meet in December

December 02, 2019

The Department of Veterans Affairs and AFGE are scheduled to meet Dec. 3. It’s not clear, however, what issues are going to be discussed as the VA has not responded to the union as of Dec.1.

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