News From: AFGE

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...

by Brian Young | on Mar 13, 2019

Trump's Budget is "A Kick in the Teeth"

With the budget fight over the border wall concluded for now, Trump has decided to look ahead. To do this, he has released his proposed budget for 2020. As expected, the budget provides little money...

by Guest Post | on Feb 07, 2019

Government Workers Still Feeling the Shutdown

Many federal employees are still facing lingering back pay issues a full 11 days after the end of the longest ever government shutdown, adding to their anguish as they face the prospect of yet...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 09, 2019

Mike: People Impacted by Trump's Government Lockout

Day 18 of the government shutdown is here and over 800,000 federal workers are locked out or are being forced to work without pay. One such employee is Mike Gayzagian who is a TSA agent and therefore...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 08, 2019

Can Locked Out Federal Workers Apply for Unemployment?

With the government shutdown and no end in sight, federal workers who are locked out or who are being forced to work without pay will miss their first paychecks on Friday, January 11th. As we...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jan 08, 2019

Steve: People Impacted by Trump's Government Lockout

Yesterday we reported on a TSA agent who was required to go to work during the shutdown, even though he wasn’t getting paid. Today we spoke to Steve Calder, who works for the EPA in Boston and...

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