Senate Bill Renews Ban on A-76 Privatization Studies

July 24, 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee this week passed the 2016 Financial Services appropriations bill with a provision renewing a government-wide ban on the A-76 outsourcing process. An A-76 prohibition specific to the Department of Defense was included in the FY10 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Categories: DoD, Workers' Rights

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

Commissaries Facing New Threat: Privatization

May 29, 2015

In the latest threat against military grocery stores that have long helped military personnel and their families make ends meet, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to cut this major source of financial relief and hand over the commissaries to for-profit businesses.

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Categories: DoD, Senate, Congress

DeCA Local Reaches out to California Lawmaker

May 15, 2015

AFGE Local 63 in California recently met with Daniel Hazard, field director for Rep. Susan Davis, to discuss pressing issues that hurt Defense Commissary Agency employees and military families. The local reported that Director Hazard was receptive to the local’s concern about the merger of the DeCA and AAFES and the increase in employee contribution from 0.8% to 6.35% to the retirement system.

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Categories: DoD, Retirement

AFGE Reminds Congress Defense Civilian Workforce Is Cheapest

May 15, 2015

In anticipation of an event on Thursday by some lawmakers and think tanks to discuss defense reforms including the size of the Pentagon’s civilian workforce, AFGE sent a letter to members of Congress in both the House and the Senate, reiterating the fact that the Department of Defense civilian workforce is the cheapest among the department’s three workforces – military, contractors, and DoD civilians.

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Categories: DoD

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