Lawmakers Reject Efforts to Privatize Air Traffic Control System

October 09, 2018

The bipartisan bill funds the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for five years and rejects proposals to privatize the agency’s Air Traffic Control function. The legislation also reauthorizes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for three years and creates, for the first time, an AFGE and TSA management committee to examine the TSA personnel system— including appeal rights to the Merit Systems Protection Board and grievance procedures.

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Planning Your E-Newsletter

October 02, 2018

Advanced planning of your newsletter is the key to a consistent and timely source of information for your members. In this article, we’ll provide a checklist of action items to keep your e-nwsletter on track.

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Every Government Worker Should Know These Hatch Act Facts

October 01, 2018

The original 1939 Hatch Act, which originally prohibited nearly all partisan political activities by federal employees – but the 1993 updates to the law allow federal employees to engage in partisan political activities during off-duty hours so that they can exercise their democratic rights as American citizens.

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Categories: The Insider

Alice Hamilton Changed the World. Do You Know Her Story?

September 21, 2018

Our workplace is a lot safer today than it was 100 years ago, thanks to the health and safety advocates who fought for protections for all workers. There is one person in particular, however, who took it upon herself to study job-related diseases and deaths among industrial workers at a time when no one else was paying any attention.

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Categories: The Insider

AFGE Disaster Relief

September 20, 2018

The residents in the Carolinas need our help as they deal with the devastating effects of Hurrican Florence. Please consider making a donation to the AFGE Relief Fund.

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