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Every Government Worker Should Know These Hatch Act Facts

October 01, 2018

The original 1939 Hatch Act, which originally prohibited nearly all partisan political activities by federal employees – but the 1993 updates to the law allow federal employees to engage in partisan political activities during off-duty hours so that they can exercise their democratic rights as American citizens.

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Alice Hamilton Changed the World. Do You Know Her Story?

September 21, 2018

Our workplace is a lot safer today than it was 100 years ago, thanks to the health and safety advocates who fought for protections for all workers. There is one person in particular, however, who took it upon herself to study job-related diseases and deaths among industrial workers at a time when no one else was paying any attention.

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AFGE Disaster Relief

September 20, 2018

The residents in the Carolinas need our help as they deal with the devastating effects of Hurrican Florence. Please consider making a donation to the AFGE Relief Fund.

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Closure of FLRA Dallas Office Leaves Fed Employee Rights in Jeopardy

September 17, 2018

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is a tiny agency tasked with resolving labor-management issues involving more than 2 million federal employees. These issues range from unfair labor practices (ULP) to arbitration appeals to union elections. Federal employee unions go to the FLRA to challenge agencies’ unfair practices or failures to follow their own policies, among other things. But office closures across the country are leaving workers without a place to turn.

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