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2013-01-08 16:20:39

County board votes to rescind airport privatization approval SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After close to one year of lobbying efforts and a public campaign, the American Federation of Government Employees--the union for TSA workers in Sacramento and nationwide--today applauded the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for voting to rescind its approval for Sacramento International Airport to be allowed to privatize, or use corporate...

2013-01-07 12:24:34

Union leaders look forward to working with Michael Huerta to meet upcoming challenges WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees congratulates Michael Huerta on his recent confirmation to lead the Federal Aviation Administration. The 112(th) Congress confirmed Huerta on Jan. 1, just before the congressional session expired. Huerta has served as FAA's Acting Administrator since December 2011. During this time, he has successfully...

2012-12-17 16:23:52

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3154545/AFGE-participates-in-DC-government-labor-management-partnership---December-14-2012 WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for more on the D.C. government's labor-management partnership. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Dec. 14, is now available on demand. AFGE 14(th) District National Vice President Dwight Bowman discussed the partnership, his recent meeting with...

2012-12-13 12:22:26

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement in response to the "Best Places to Work" survey released today by the Partnership for Public Service: "This survey shows what happens when you make federal workers the singular target of deficit reduction schemes. Federal employees have had their salaries frozen since January 2010, while employees who join the government next year...

2012-12-11 16:24:56

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees released the following statement regarding the ongoing developments related to the Legionnaires outbreak at a VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. "We are deeply concerned about the reports we are receiving from the VA medical center in Pittsburgh, Pa.," said AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. "In recent months, five of our nation's heroes have contracted Legionnaires disease at the Oakland...

2012-12-11 16:23:12

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Legislature's approval of anti-worker legislation: Today's maneuver by Michigan Republicans to ram through a "right to work for less" bill in the lame-duck session of the Michigan Legislature is a vile example of political revenge. This profoundly anti-democratic action is an affront to anybody...

2012-12-10 16:22:39

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3144858/AFGE-fights-back-against-Social-Security-cuts---December-7-2012 WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for the latest on the union's fight against Social Security cuts. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Dec. 7, is now available on demand. AFGE National Council of Social Security Administration Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discussed a series...

2012-12-05 16:24:43

Union pushes for further ABA coverage in federal employee health plans WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Federation of Government Employees lauds the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) recent announcement to have Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism included in Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) plans. For years, AFGE insisted that OPM recognize ABA as a clinically proven treatment for the medical...

2012-12-04 16:25:19

Federal employees have already taken $103 billion hit, new ad reminds Congress WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is leading a coalition of more than two dozen groups, representing nearly 5 million active and retired federal and postal workers, that are calling on Congress to keep employee wages and benefits off the table during the fiscal cliff negotiations. The organizations, all members of the Federal-Postal Coalition,...

2012-12-03 12:25:11

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3136326/Fiscal-cliff-Impact-on-feds-delivery-of-public-service---November-30-2012 WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for in-depth analysis of the fiscal cliff. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Nov. 30, is now available on demand. AFGE Public Policy Director Jacque Simon discussed the fiscal cliff's potential impact on federal employees and the delivery of public...