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Deaths on the Job in Federal Workforce Increased

October 31, 2014

Fatal work injuries among government employees went up 5% from 453 in 2012 to 476 last year. But the job fatality rate in the federal workforce shot up 19% to 124 during the same period, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs related to national security accounted for most of the fatalities – 75 deaths while the Postal Service accounted for 19.

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Categories: Workers Rights, Labor

Federal Employees’ Job Satisfaction Drops 4th Year in a Row

October 24, 2014

“Employees are the most important resource in the federal government and an engaged and satisfied workforce is central to achieving agency goals,” writes the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) at the beginning of its 2014 report on the results of a new government wide employee satisfaction survey.

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Categories: Labor

Hispanic Heritage Month

October 01, 2014

As the Women's and Fair Practices Departments continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we thought it'd be great to highlight a few Hispanic women who have made history in the areas of science, labor, and sports.

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Categories: Labor

We Need Unions Now More Than Ever

August 28, 2014

As the nation marks another Labor Day, there is little to celebrate for many workers in this country. Millions of Americans work two or more jobs yet remain in poverty, thanks to substandard wages and benefits.

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Categories: Labor

AFGE: A Future “Big Enough to Win”

May 27, 2014

AFGE always has had its pulse on the issues of the day and its eye on the future.  On the eve of the 2013 Shutdown/Lockout, more than 700 AFGE members, officers and staff met in Orlando, Florida, to devise a strategy for growing the union in the coming decade.

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Categories: Labor

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