VA Delays Grade Reductions

October 02, 2014

In keeping with VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s commitment to AFGE and its National VA Council to reverse harmful downgrades of medical center employees who interface with patients, the Department ordered top leadership to delay grade reductions for all 17 targeted positions covering nearly 21,000 lower wage employees.

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Categories: VA, Pay, Veterans

3.3% Pay Raise Bill Gets More Co-sponsors

April 25, 2014

More lawmakers have signed on to co-sponsor a bill that would give federal employees a 3.3% pay raise in 2015. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia in March, recognizes the spike in attrition rate among federal workers that has gone up by 35% since 2009.

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Categories: Pay

Closing the Gap: Fighting for Equal Pay

April 07, 2014

The Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.  Back then, women earned only 59 cents to every dollar earned by men.  Although the gap has significantly decreased over the last 50 years, women continue to lag behind, still earning only 81 cents to every dollar a man earns.  The gap widens for African American and Latina women.

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Categories: Pay, Civil Rights

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