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How to Reverse the Tide of Costly Outsourcing

May 06, 2014

You hear a lot in the news about employers outsourcing their operations overseas to drive down labor costs, resulting in job losses at home and diminished quality and customer service. The same thing happens in the federal government, only the outsourcing replaces federal employees with for-profit contractors who actually charge taxpayers more for the same services. Why is this happening, you might ask? A big reason is arbitrary caps on the size of the civilian workforce at many agencies, most notably at the Department of Defense. 

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AFGE Celebrates National Nurses Week

May 05, 2014

AFGE joins millions of nurses around the world in celebrating National Nurses Week May 6-12. As a representative of more than 100,000 government employees who are proud members of the nursing profession, AFGE is committed to fighting for their workplace rights. Through collective bargaining, legislative advocacy, legal representation, organizing and education, AFGE ensures that government sector nurses and the patients they care for are protected.

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Categories: DoD, VA

Defense Commissaries: A Benefit We Can’t Afford to Lose

April 29, 2014

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) provides military families with groceries and household goods at cost plus a 5% surcharge. Shoppers save an average of more than 30% on their purchases compared to commercial prices, adding up to thousands of dollars in savings every year for regular shoppers.

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Categories: DoD

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