New Guidance on LGBT Released

June 06, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Special Counsel, and the Merit Systems Protection Board have just put out new guidance for agencies and federal employees in the LGBT community.

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Categories: Workers Rights

Activist of the Week: Meet the AFGE Activist Who Helped His Local Win 8 Awards

June 05, 2015

Francis Nichols III is the life of the party. It’s impossible not to notice him. On a recent bus ride from Hilton Chicago to a local McDonalds where AFL-CIO Next Up Young Worker Summit participants would gather to protest its poverty wages, Francis took to the front of the bus and led fun chants that made a long ride exciting and memorable.

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AFGE Supports High Standards for All Contractors, Not Subjective Special Hiring Preferences

May 29, 2015

There has been a proposal floating around urging congressional office buildings and federal agencies to give special hiring preferences to federal contractors who promise to take the high road – providing a living wage, fair healthcare and benefits. Like the previous “best value” federal procurement process that has been ditched because it was subjective and prone to corruption, this supposedly high road approach similarly increases the risk of politics, subjectivity, and corruption.

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Categories: Workers Rights

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