Have You Thanked a Nurse Today? It's Federal Nurses Week

September 25, 2015

Anyone who has been in a hospital knows that nursing professionals are often the first people you see when you enter and the last you speak to before you leave. What many do not know is that there are approximately 100,000 nurses across several federal government agencies serving countless patients each and every day.

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Categories: DoD, VA, BOP

AFGE Local President Wins El Paso Labor Advocate Award

September 10, 2015

Paul Ferris, president of AFGE Local 2516 in El Paso, ends his email messages with a slogan “We, Not Me.” That’s what he lives by and that attitude and what he has done for the labor movement earned him the 2015 Labor Advocate Award by The El Paso Central Labor Union. He received the award at the 42nd Annual Labor Day Breakfast held at the Wyndham Hotel.

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Categories: DoD, Member Profile

What Have We Learned from 9/11?

September 10, 2015

Congress seems to have very short memories when it comes to funding the government. Even with a potential shutdown looming in the near future AFGE members continue to do the best they can in spite of savage budget cuts. The important programs that have helped keep Americans safe require after 9/11 adequate funding. 

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Categories: DoD, Congress, Budget, Border Patrol

Senator Chastises DoD for Lack of Enthusiasm to Use Good Data

September 04, 2015

Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois recently sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter criticizing the way the department is managing its workforces, especially its tendency to use contractors to do the work even though they are two to three times more expensive than DoD civilians.  

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Categories: DoD, Senate

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