VA Caught Red-Handed Wasting Tax Dollars on IT Contract That Could Be Done Cheaper In-house

April 03, 2015

AFGE Local 1745 in Texas demanded that the Department of Veterans Affairs immediately end an illegal contract of information technology work in the Project Management Accountability System Business Office after it became clear from a VA inspector general report that the agency violated both sourcing law and policy and intentionally reduced the number of civilian workers in order to contract out the work.

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Categories: VA, Outsourcing

We Need a Speed Bump, Not Fast Track

February 26, 2015

Twenty years ago, NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) was sold to Americans as a job-creating, economy-stimulating trade deal. But 20 years later, we know we have been duped. NAFTA cost the United States more than 1 million manufacturing jobs because of imports from Canada and Mexico or the relocation of factories to those countries. And now the administration and some in Congress are seeking authority to fast track international trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – which is being negotiated and modeled after NAFTA but involves 11 Asian and Latin American countries. 

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A. Philip Randolph Institute Targets Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Fast Track Trade Authority

January 13, 2015

The president and executive board of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) joined a growing chorus of civil, labor and human rights organizations calling for major changes to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The AFL-CIO’s senior constituency group is also opposing the Fast Track authority that would eliminate the ability of elected officials and constituency groups to recommend and implement necessary changes. 

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