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Incoming Senate Panel Chairman Wants to Cut Your Pay, Pension

November 13, 2014

The incoming chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has been outspoken about his plans to cut federal employees’ pay and pensions. Besides his previous proposal, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin spoke with the Washington Post this week and discussed what he wants to do when he takes over the committee in January.

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Categories: DHS, Senate, Job Cuts

Meet Audrey Townsend

November 11, 2014

As a women’s coordinator for AFGE Local 383, Audrey Townsend serves as a spokesperson for all of the female District of Columbia government employees who aren’t receiving equal pay for equal work.

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Pentagon’s New Push to Privatize More Federal Jobs

November 09, 2014

AFGE is calling the Pentagon out on its recent invitation to private-sector representatives to advise the department on how to privatize more federal jobs even though contractors are two to three times more expensive than civilian employees.

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Categories: DoD

Attention Acquisition Experts

November 06, 2014

There are concerns that the federal government contracts with bad contractors which violate international core labor standards (e.g., freedom of association, right to bargain collectively as well as prohibitions against severe forms of human trafficking and child labor) as well as various civil and political rights.

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Categories: DoD

Voters Approve Paid Sick Leave

November 06, 2014

Voters in Massachusetts, Trenton (NJ), Montclair (NJ), and Oakland (CA) voted to require companies with more than 10 employees to provide paid sick days to workers. Massachusetts this week followed in the footsteps of Connecticut and California when its residents voted to guarantee paid sick leave for workers.

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Categories: Workers Rights

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