Employees Protest Closing of ER at North Carolina VA Hospital

October 31, 2014

As the Department of Veterans Affairs is still reeling from the secret waitlist and Legionnaire scandals, the recent closing of the emergency room due to a shortage of doctors at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center in North Carolina puts a damper on its efforts to improve the department’s image and sends a wrong message to our nation’s heroes.

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Categories: VA, Veterans

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

Vote for Your Future

October 28, 2014

When you cast your ballot next Tuesday, you will vote for more than just the candidates on the ballot - you'll decide your future as a government worker.

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Coast Guard Gives up Outsourcing Plan, Thanks to AFGE

October 24, 2014

The Coast Guard has abandoned its plan to hand over control of its user fee collection operation at the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) in Falling Waters, West Virginia, to a private business. This would not have happened without AFGE’s intervention at both local and national levels.

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Categories: DHS, Privatization

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

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