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Defending Due Process

June 24, 2015

Now more than ever, we are witnessing a spike in misleading and mean-spirited attacks on federal employees’ right to due process. This is a vital and eminently practical system that holds employees and management accountable to our nation’s ideals of an apolitical civil service, and one that is worth fighting for.

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Categories: VA, Workers Rights

Veterans, AFGE VA Local in Wisconsin Unite against Koch-backed VA Privatization

May 29, 2015

Working with AFGE Local 1732 in Madison, Wisconsin, the South Central Federation of Labor, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, and the AFT-Wisconsin chapter have each passed a resolution against congressional efforts to privatize the Veterans Affairs health care system. Behind these privatization efforts are the Koch brothers who also fund a front group named Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), which has been pushing Congress to hand over veterans’ health care to for-profit businesses.

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Categories: VA, Privatization

AFGE Voices Concerns to VA Bill Targeting Low Wage Schedulers' Bonuses

May 15, 2015

In a written testimony submitted to the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs during a hearing this week on pending legislation, AFGE raised serious concerns over a bill that would require employees of all levels who received bonuses in 2011 through 2014 to repay the awards if the employees “contributed to the purposeful omission of the name of one or more veterans waiting for health care from an electronic wait list for a medical facility.”

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Categories: VA, Pay

Bill Introduced to Give VA Clinicians Bargaining Rights

May 08, 2015

AFGE and its National Veterans Affairs Council applauded the leadership of Rep. Mark Takano of California for his introduction of the VA Employee Fairness Act, legislation that would restore equal bargaining rights to VA health care professionals.

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Categories: VA

VA Whistleblowers At Risk

April 24, 2015

Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida, chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, on Thursday introduced a very bad bill.

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Categories: VA

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