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2014-10-21 00:21:32

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Will California, the world's 8(th) largest economy, set a national standard for the U.S. and beyond on the highest safety standards and protocols for confronting the deadly Ebola virus? That's the proposal leaders of the National Nurses United and California Nurses Association will make to California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, NNU/CNA leaders will comment on the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-10-16 12:21:32

Workers gained collective bargaining rights, first contract during Pistole's tenure WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to TSA's announcement today that Administrator John Pistole will retire from public service at year's end, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox, Sr. issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "AFGE thanks Administrator John Pistole for his four years...

2014-10-14 16:26:36

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- West Virginia's three major organizations representing teachers and other school workers have endorsed Delegate Doug Skaff in the race for the West Virginia Senate from the 17(th) District in Kanawha County. He has received endorsements from the political action committees of the West Virginia Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia and the West Virginia School Services Personnel Association. "West...

2014-10-14 12:30:26

UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust partners with Davis Vision to provide vision coverage for 590,000 eligible UAW GM and Chrysler retirees & dependents SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Davis Vision today announced the signing of a major new client, the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the "Trust"). The Trust is the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care benefits in the United States and provides health care benefits to more than 755,000 UAW retirees...

2014-10-09 20:21:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the recent Ebola crisis and the heightened risk for Transportation Security Officers, Border Patrol agents and other federal employees, the American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) urges the government to take all necessary...

2014-10-02 16:27:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In keeping with VA Secretary Robert McDonald's commitment to AFGE and its National VA Council to reverse harmful downgrades of medical center employees who interface with patients, the Department ordered top leadership to delay grade reductions for all 17 targeted positions covering nearly 21,000 lower wage employees. McDonald's Chief of Staff Jose Riojas stated in his September 24(th) memo extending the stay that no downgrades of...

2014-10-01 12:31:32

Law enforcement agents along southern U.S. border offer aid, assistance to immigrants WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The image is a powerful one: an army of armed law enforcement officers stationed along the border, impeding the flow of undocumented immigrants, illegal drugs and human trafficking into the country. But there's another view that the public often doesn't see: these same federal officers, offering humanitarian aid and assistance to countless...

2014-09-24 20:23:19

Largest VA employees union committed to working with Secretary McDonald to deliver exceptional care to veterans WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald today delivered an impassioned presentation at the AFGE National VA Council labor-management meeting in Washington, D.C., laying out a clear vision focused on providing timely, quality, and innovative care to our nation's heroes. In doing so, McDonald stressed the...

2014-09-22 12:28:56

Union seeks to raise awareness of the contributions to our nation by more than 100,000 nurses working in the federal sector WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across America, 100,000 federal nurses are silently caring for our nation's veterans, active duty troops and families, and some of our most vulnerable populations. In light of their critical role to our nation's health and well-being and their shared commitment to public health care systems, the American...

2014-09-17 16:27:35

AFGE says retention, retaliation problems remain on VA's critical list WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increasing the pay rates for VA doctors and dentists should help the Department of Veterans Affairs recruit additional providers to treat our veterans, but the VA still needs to tackle troubling retention and retaliation problems, the head of the largest union representing VA workers said today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21150LOGO "VA...


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