AFGE Supports High Standards for All Contractors, Not Subjective Special Hiring Preferences

May 29, 2015

There has been a proposal floating around urging congressional office buildings and federal agencies to give special hiring preferences to federal contractors who promise to take the high road – providing a living wage, fair healthcare and benefits. Like the previous “best value” federal procurement process that has been ditched because it was subjective and prone to corruption, this supposedly high road approach similarly increases the risk of politics, subjectivity, and corruption.

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Categories: Workers' Rights

AFGE – 1, Grain Industry – 0

May 22, 2015

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday approved by voice vote a measure to reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act, rejecting the grain industry’s attempt to take over control of the United States’ grain inspection.

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Categories: Senate

AFGE Secures Locality Pay Increase for 13 New Cities

May 22, 2015

Thousands of federal employees in 13 metropolitan areas should begin to receive salaries based on labor market conditions in their own cities starting January. This expansion of localities is the culmination of years of efforts by AFGE and the Federal Salary Council to make federal salaries more sensitive to local market criteria.

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Categories: Pay, Workers' Rights

Singing Labor's Song - Music & the Labor Movement

May 20, 2015

Since its inception, music has been a community builder and rallying point for people to come together through a shared idea. In public squares, religious spaces and at small gatherings, music is a force used by millions around the world to find a common language to tell their stories - and the labor movement is no exception.

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Categories: Videos, Workers' Rights

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