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Closure of FLRA Dallas Office Leaves Fed Employee Rights in Jeopardy

September 17, 2018

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is a tiny agency tasked with resolving labor-management issues involving more than 2 million federal employees. These issues range from unfair labor practices (ULP) to arbitration appeals to union elections. Federal employee unions go to the FLRA to challenge agencies’ unfair practices or failures to follow their own policies, among other things. But office closures across the country are leaving workers without a place to turn.

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AFGE Members at VA Win Major Arbitration in Another Blow to Union-Busting Administration

September 04, 2018

The Trump administration was delivered another blow against its attempts to undo our apolitical civil service system and dismantle unions across the country. In a recent decision by an independent arbitrator, the Department of Veterans Affairs was found to be in violation of the existing Master Agreement between the VA and AFGE by improperly implementing the VA Accountability Act.

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Administration’s New Policy for VA Will Cost Taxpayers Big Bucks

August 27, 2018

Taxpayers like us are on the hook for the cost of lawsuits, as a result of the administration’s decision to eliminate the Department of Veterans Affairs’ process allowing health care professionals and unions to correct management’s errors and resolve issues at lower levels.

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Is the Supreme Court Poised to Undermine Union Rights?

June 08, 2018

Labor unions play an important role in securing rights and protections such as health and safety, family and medical leave, overtime, and fair treatment. But the wealthy don’t want workers to come together and negotiate for a better life. An important case pending in the Supreme Court, Janus v. AFSCME, is an example of how these special interests are trying to destroy the labor movement and our democracy.

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Register Now! New Local Officers Orientation Webinar

June 08, 2018

The webinar will cover subjects such as legal duties under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and Civil Service Reform Act, how the AFGE Constitution defines local officer roles and responsibilities, fiduciary duties of all union officers, running local elections and local meetings, and basic strategic planning best practices for a “strong and effective” local union.

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AFGE Sues President Trump Over Executive Order

June 04, 2018

On May 25, President Trump signed three executive orders that chip away at due process and collective bargaining rights for federal employees. On May 30, 2018, AFGE sued the Trump administration in response to the third executive order, which aims to deny workers their legal right to representation at the worksite.

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How Trump’s Executive Orders Remove Checks and Balances

June 04, 2018

The three executive orders seek to undermine three things that serve as a protection for the merit systems and against the politicization of the civil service: removal procedure and merit principles, official time, and collective bargaining. After seeing the misinformation campaigns against EPA and VA workers, it's clear that the administration is trying to undermine our democracy and usher in the spoils system.

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No Bargaining, No Justice

April 02, 2018

After months of hostility at the bargaining table, Department of Education management told AFGE Council 252 that it was no longer willing to negotiate a new. Management threw out the contract that the council had previously bargained and replaced it with an anti-union directive that strips 3,900 workers we represent of most previously-negotiated rights and protections.

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Introductory Stewards Training Now Online

September 15, 2017

Attention AFGE stewards: you can now complete introductory stewards training online! Online Essentials is a fully online self-paced training available in our new learning management system (LMS), called AFGE Learn. Complete the eight interactive modules and quizzes to earn your badge for Worksite Representation: Stewards Essentials

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