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by Brian Young | on Aug 30, 2021

Following Ida, IBEW Members Rush to Restore Power

On Sunday, on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and Baton Rouge were hit with yet another devastating hurricane. Throughout the day, the city was battered with winds that were...

by Brian Young | on Aug 02, 2021

Unions: Vaccine Mandates Must be Bargained

As COVID cases are once again spiking across the nation and vaccine rates plateau, the effort to get people vaccinated has moved from the reward phase to the penalty phase. Just in the last week,...

by Brian Young | on Jun 07, 2021

DHS Expands Bargaining Rights for TSA Employees

Nearly 20 years ago the Transportation Safety Agency (TSA) was formed following the 9/11 attacks. When they were formed, Transportation Safety Officers (TSO) were banned from joining a union,...

by Brian Young | on Mar 29, 2021

Biden Announces Pick for FLRA General Counsel

For over four years, the General Counsel position at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has been vacant. During the entire Trump presidency, he refused to appoint someone to lead the...

by Kris LaGrange | on Feb 23, 2021

AFGE Announces Boldest Agenda Yet for Federal Workers

For the last four years, federal unions like AFGE were in a huge battle with Trump to protect basic benefits and protections. Some of the things that Trump went after included federal pensions, union...

by Brian Young | on Feb 03, 2021

Biden Fires More Trumpers in US DOL

President Biden’s quest to rid the government of Trump’s labor officials continued this week with the announcement that 10 Trump appointees to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP)...

by Brian Young | on Jan 22, 2021

Biden Repeals Union-Busting Executive Orders

On Thursday, Biden signed an order to direct OSHA to establish a temporary safety standard for COVID-19, a top priority of the AFL-CIO. On Friday, he followed that up by taking action on a top...

by Guest Post | on Jan 05, 2021

13 Things to Do If Your Boss Doesn't Take COVID Seriously

This post was written by the AFGE Winter is not coming. It’s already here.   Due to the high volume of COVID-19 exposure in several government agencies, our union has...

by Brian Young | on Dec 08, 2020

Trump Says Freeze Federal Workers Pay

Trump may be on his way out, but he is using his last few weeks in office to continue his war on federal workers. As negotiations continue over the 2021 pay for federal workers, Trump has released a...

by Brian Young | on Nov 16, 2020

Federal Unions Seek Reset with Biden

For the last four years, federal unions have faced an onslaught of attacks from the Trump administration. Some have been huge, like his attempt to end federal pensions or his executive orders that...

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