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2013-06-03 16:24:44

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3340332/AFGE-president-urges-furloughed-employees-to-file-MSPB-appeals---May-31-2013 WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for more on the union's fight against federal employee furloughs. The show, which originally aired on Friday, May 31, is now available on demand. AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. encouraged furloughed federal employees to file appeals with the Merit...

2013-05-28 16:25:19

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3332895/AFGE-member-shares-furlough-story-on-Inside-Government---May-24-2013 WASHINGTON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as a union member speaks out on the impact of being furloughed. The show, which originally aired on Friday, May 24, is now available on demand. AFGE Environmental Protection Agency Local 704 member Elizabeth Lytle, a cancer survivor and disabled veteran, described her...

2013-05-24 16:23:20

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the use of agency resources to air television advertisements in Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 4; which has been embattled in controversy surrounding a recent Legionnaires' outbreak. "Our union activists in the Pittsburgh area alerted us to TV ads they've seen featuring VISN 4...

2013-05-14 16:20:23

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, today issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Defense's plan to furlough civilian federal employees: "The administration's latest furlough announcement, 11 days for Department of Defense civilians, is absolutely outrageous. It is well-known that the Army spent $2.5 billion more on service contracts than it was allowed under law,...

2013-05-14 12:21:11

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, today issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Defense's plan to furlough civilian federal employees: "The administration's latest furlough announcement, 11 days for Department of Defense civilians, is absolutely outrageous. It is well-known that the Army spent $2.5 billion more on service contracts than it was allowed under law,...

2013-05-10 16:22:08

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3314828/AFGE-recognizes-federal-nurses-during-National-Nurses-Week---May-10-2013 WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" as the union recognizes federal nurses during National Nurses Week. The show, which originally aired on Friday, May 10, is now available on demand. AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr., 8th District National Vice President Jane Nygaard, Council of Prison...

2013-05-02 16:28:10

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to reports of VISN 4 Director Michael Moreland receiving a five-figure Presidential Rank award on the heels of a Legionnaires' outbreak and other whistleblower retaliation concerns in his region. "This is absolutely unbelievable. We are truly at a loss as to why the VA continues to reward those in its leadership...

2013-04-30 16:20:44

Requiring all services, agencies to furlough workers will undermine readiness, increase costs WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. is expressing his disappointment at Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel for rejecting a bipartisan call from lawmakers to end the arbitrary furlough of civilian employees. In an April 30 letter to Secretary Hagel, President Cox said he was "surprised and disappointed"...

2013-04-26 16:20:35

Listen Now! http://www.federalnewsradio.com/216/3298267/MSNBCs-Chris-Hayes-discusses-workplace-safety-on-Inside-Government---April-26-2013 WASHINGTON, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for a discussion on workplace safety. The show, which originally aired on Friday, April 26, is now available on demand. Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," looked back on the Boston Marathon bombings and Texas fertilizer plant...

2013-04-25 12:28:36

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today issued the following statement regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on the Legionnaires' outbreak within the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System. "We believe the report does not go far enough in determining why hospital management and VISN leadership did not do more once they discovered the problem back in 2011," said AFGE National...