Minimizing Risk of Ebola Exposure for Employees at Points of Entry

October 10, 2014

In response to the recent Ebola crisis and the heightened risk for Transportation Security Officers, Border Patrol agents and other federal employees, AFGE is urging the government to take all necessary measures to protect the public and government employees stationed at the U.S. ports of entry and other sites from potential exposure to the Ebola virus.

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Categories: TSA, DHS, Border Patrol

VA Delays Grade Reductions

October 02, 2014

In keeping with VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s commitment to AFGE and its National VA Council to reverse harmful downgrades of medical center employees who interface with patients, the Department ordered top leadership to delay grade reductions for all 17 targeted positions covering nearly 21,000 lower wage employees.

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Categories: VA, Pay, Veterans

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 01, 2014

As the Women's and Fair Practices Departments continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we thought it'd be great to highlight a few Hispanic women who have made history in the areas of science, labor, and sports.

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Categories: Labor

A Helping Hand

October 01, 2014

When you think of our Border Patrol and ICE agents, what image comes to mind? Chances are, you envision an army of armed law enforcement officers standing guard, ready to do what it takes to impede the flow of undocumented immigrants, illegal drugs and human trafficking into the country.

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Categories: DHS, Border Patrol

We Need Unions Now More Than Ever

August 28, 2014

As the nation marks another Labor Day, there is little to celebrate for many workers in this country. Millions of Americans work two or more jobs yet remain in poverty, thanks to substandard wages and benefits.

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Categories: Labor

Federal Job Cuts Soar

August 21, 2014

In 2013 the federal government lost 115,000 employees, mostly through retirement and resignation. Among those who left, 75,200 of them were the most knowledgeable and experienced, having served between 10 and 40 years, according to new data.

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Categories: Job Cuts

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