News From: AFGE

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 12, 2020

Trump Bans Unions at Defense Department

Another day and another move by Trump to weaken unions that represent workers in the federal government. This time his focus is on union employees at the Defense Department (DoD).

by Brian Young | on Jan 28, 2020

Trump Bans Impeachment Talk

The impeachment hearing is top news. Cable news is covering it live and it seems to have 24-hour coverage. You can’t go on Facebook or Twitter without seeing information about it or seeing it...

by Brian Young | on Nov 18, 2019

Trump Bans Unions from VA

On Friday, federal unions who represent workers at the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) were given eviction notices. The notices come as the VA is pushing to get in compliance with a number of...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 08, 2019

Trump Gets Booed, A Sign of Things to Come?

AFGE's President is taking a leave of absence after accusations of sexual harassment. Should we cover stories like this? Some say yes, some no, we discuss. Trump is getting booed everywhere he...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 30, 2019

Should We Talk About the AFGE Scandal?

Bloomberg broke a story a few days ago that the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) President J. David Cox has been suspended as their President for basically being a pervert. The...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 09, 2019

Trump to Federal Agencies: Restrict Unions

After months of legal wrangling, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has ordered all federal agencies to begin following Trump’s executive orders (EO) to limit union time and make it...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 07, 2019

Memo: Trump's Plan to Destroy Federal Unions

According to a new leaked memo, a senior White House labor advisor encouraged Trump to eliminate all job protections for federal workers. The memo, which was obtained by POLITICO was written in 2017...

by Brian Young | on May 30, 2019

USDA Employees Vote to Join Union

A group of economists, statisticians and other employees at the Agriculture Department (USDA) have voted to join the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) after Trump and his political...

by Brian Young | on May 07, 2019

Trump's Workforce Turmoil at Social Security Administration

In May of 2018 Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) severely limiting federal unions ability to represent their members. In August, an appeals court struck down most of the provisions within the...

by Brian Young | on Apr 05, 2019

Trump Guts Union Benefits in his Budget

Trump has submitted his 2020 budget and he is using the plan to enact a series of changes to the federal workforce. Many of the provisions that Trump included seek to legislate executive orders that...

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