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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

Employees Protest Closing of ER at North Carolina VA Hospital

October 31, 2014

As the Department of Veterans Affairs is still reeling from the secret waitlist and Legionnaire scandals, the recent closing of the emergency room due to a shortage of doctors at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center in North Carolina puts a damper on its efforts to improve the department’s image and sends a wrong message to our nation’s heroes.

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Categories: VA, Veterans

Deaths on the Job in Federal Workforce Increased

October 31, 2014

Fatal work injuries among government employees went up 5% from 453 in 2012 to 476 last year. But the job fatality rate in the federal workforce shot up 19% to 124 during the same period, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs related to national security accounted for most of the fatalities – 75 deaths while the Postal Service accounted for 19.

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Categories: Workers' Rights, Labor

Vote for Your Future

October 28, 2014

When you cast your ballot next Tuesday, you will vote for more than just the candidates on the ballot - you'll decide your future as a government worker.

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