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AFGE Delivers Half Million Signatures to Save Social Security Offices

October 03, 2014

AFGE, Social Security Works and the Alliance for Retired Americans on Thursday submitted half a million signatures of people who demand that Social Security offices remain open in local communities across the country. In total, four rallies took place across the country in Columbus, Ohio, New York, Oakland, Calif. and Washington, D.C.

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Victory on Social Security

July 17, 2014

AFGE members have helped save Benefit Verification Forms, an essential service at Social Security Field Offices that is used by millions of senior, disabled and middle class Americans across the country.

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Categories: SSA , Retirees

AFGE Council of Prison Locals Local 1217 President Desaray Biernacki Urges Federal Salary Council to Support Increased Locality Pay

December 18, 2013

The Federal Salary Council convened on Dec. 17 to discuss issues affecting federal employee pay and compensation. AFGE Council of Prison Locals Local 1217 President Desaray Biernacki testified before the committee on behalf of the nearly 300 members she represents at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Herlong, Ca.

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Categories: BOP , Retirees

Obama to propose $35 billion in federal retirement program savings

April 05, 2013

In a briefing with White House reporters, a senior administration official indicated the budget savings would come through increased charges to federal employees for their retirement benefits. The savings figure was not included in new documents provided to reporters, but the White House indicated the budget will incorporate savings outlined in an administration’s previously released plan to reduce the deficit.

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Categories: Retirees

Fiscal Cliff Deal: No Comfort to Feds

January 07, 2013

Instead, it sets the stage for a series of new “cliffs” within the next couple of months: a needed increase in the nation’s debt ceiling by late February; steep sequestration budget cuts due to hit March 1; and the March 27 expiration of the current government spending bill.

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Categories: Retirees

Maryland weighing impact of ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

January 04, 2013

The agreement raises income tax rates on households making more than $450,000 and individuals earning $400,000. While current income tax rates on the middle class were extended, the payroll tax holiday was not extended, meaning paychecks will be smaller.

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Categories: Retirees

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