December 02, 2019
AFGE is prepared to challenge any agency that implements Trump’s executive orders without first bargaining with the union.
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.
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.
The Trump administration has posted an update on the status of numerous initiatives under the President’s Management Agenda.
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.
A company memo said they had been dismissed “for clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.”
Forty-three U.S. senators are calling on Senate leadership and appropriators to protect federal employees’ workplace rights as they work to finalize the 2020 financial services and general government funding bill.
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.