October 15, 2019
A leaked White House memo, as first reported by the New York Times and then obtained by POLITICO, outlines President Trump’s plans to purge unions and end collective bargaining in the federal government.
We are pleased to announce that the Field Services and Education Department (FSED) will offer online training for Workers’ Compensation.
Online Basic Workers’ Compensation Training for Union Representatives will be offered September 13 and 14, 2017. This course is designed to empower our locals and leaders to help members begin the claims process and equip them with the knowledge and skills they will need to counter aggressive management tactics against federal employees.
The two-day program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. EST. Instruction includes a one-hour lunch to commence at 12:00 p.m. EST with two 15-minute breaks in the morning and afternoon. Participants must be able to attend both days of instruction.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to begin a claims process and demonstrate working knowledge of the rules and regulations of the process including the responsibilities of the employees, supervisors and union representatives. We will open the course at 8:30 a.m. to allow time for participants to test audio and resolve any technical issues prior to the 9:00 a.m. start time.
Early registration is highly recommended since seating is limited to 25 participants. Click here to register.
This training opportunity is free of charge.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Joe Mansour, Workers Compensation Specialist, at [email protected] (202) 322-8235. No prior experience necessary. However, the local must commit a representative who will assist the membership with their workers’ compensation claims. Assistance can be in the form of education and guidance on the process and the benefits or in the form of representation in the appeals process for claims that have been denied.
GSA and AFGE have been in contract negotiations for several weeks, and the union has routinely reminded the agency that it could not unilaterally implement the EOs. GSA, however, told the union the agency intends to impose several provisions of the EOs on or about Oct. 26.
The 2019 P.O.R.T. Leadership Academy brought together hundreds of activists to advance their skills in political action, organizing, representation, and training. In its eighth year, P.O.R.T. continues to educate new activists and hone the skills of dedicated trade unionists. This year is the first time that eight districts – District 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, and 14 – joined together to host the event.