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AFGE Local Pushes for Pay Raise for Technicians across the Country

July 10, 2015

Thanks to AFGE Local 3354, many GS Program Technicians (PTs) employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will soon eligible to apply for a Key Program Technician position within the Agency affording them upgrade potential from a GS-7 to GS-8. The upcoming Key PT advertisements for GS technicians partly stemmed from meetings between the local and USDA leaders in Washington, D.C. last year. 

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Categories: USDA, Pay

Army Plans to Kill 57,000 Jobs in Two Years

July 10, 2015

The government is supposed to help create jobs and thriving communities, but what the Army is planning to do is the exact opposite. The Army is telling 40,000 troops and 17,000 civilian employees that “I don’t want you for the U.S. Army.” The cuts are planned for 2016 and 2017.

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Categories: DoD

NLRB to Rule on USPS/Staple Deal

July 10, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) next month will rule on whether the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) contract with the office supply chain Staples violates the American Postal Workers Union’s (APWU) collective bargaining agreement.

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Report: Koch-Funded “Concerned Veterans for America” Wants to Dismantle VA, Cut Veterans Benefits

July 10, 2015

When our troops come home, the VA health system keeps our nation’s promise to care for those who have borne the battle. These brave men and women served their country, and providing quality, veteran-focused VA health care and benefits is the least our nation can do to serve them in return. According to a shocking new report issued this week, however, not everyone sees it that way.

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Categories: VA

AFGE Launches Justice for Jose Campaign

July 02, 2015

Joseph Cabrera Sablan was already serving a life sentence when he killed Correctional Officer Jose Rivera at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., seven years ago. He admitted to stabbing Jose 27 times with a homemade shank when the unarmed 22-year-old officer was returning inmates to their cells for a headcount.Joseph Cabrera Sablan was already serving a life sentence when he killed Correctional Officer Jose Rivera at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., seven years ago. He admitted to stabbing Jose 27 times with a homemade shank when the unarmed 22-year-old officer was returning inmates to their cells for a headcount.

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Categories: DOJ, BOP

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