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2009-09-08 12:03:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Budget Office's Sept. 2 cost analysis of the conversion of Transportation Security Administration employees from the current pay system to the General Schedule confirmed what the American Federation of Government Employees has been saying all along -- employees have been low-balled and unfairly treated under TSA's Performance Accountability Standards System (PASS). The cost analysis estimated that Transportation Security...

2009-08-26 11:51:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by John Gage, president of The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, on the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA): "Senator Ted Kennedy was simply the greatest champion American workers and the labor movement have ever had in the United States Senate. No one ever worked harder to improve health care and education, and to protect pensions than Senator Kennedy. No one ever worked...

2009-08-24 12:51:00

RENO, Nev., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees, the nation's largest federal employee union, is holding its 38th triennial convention August 24 - 28 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. The convention will bring together thousands of federal employees and union activists representing 75 federal agencies and the government of the District of Columbia, including the Social Security Administration, the Bureau of Prisons, and the...

2009-08-24 08:00:00

BOGOTA, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC) and its union, Union Sindical Obrera (USO), have signed a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. This collective bargaining agreement will make work harmony possible while leveraging the growth of the company towards its production target of one million barrels a day by 2015. This historical agreement, where transparency and open communication were fundamental, is the materialization of another...

2009-07-21 16:50:00

U.S. District Court Strikes Ruling Voiding Collective Bargaining Agreements WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters applauded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that strikes down a bankruptcy court ruling that erroneously voided Denver-based Frontier Airlines' collective bargaining agreements with the union. Yesterday's decision also sends the case back to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for further review. "This is a resounding...

2009-07-16 14:12:00

AFGE Radio Show to Examine Layoffs at D.C. Parks and Recreation, Collective Bargaining Rights for Transportation Security Officers WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A reduction-in-force at the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation and the fight to secure collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Officers will be addressed this week on AFGE's "Inside Government" radio show. The show will air on Friday, July 17 at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at...

2009-07-08 14:48:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today thanked the 130 cosponsors of H.R. 1881, which would grant Transportation Security Officers the same workplace protections as other federal workers, for their support and expressed its hopes for a swift markup on July 9. H.R. 1881, the Transportation Security Workforce Enhancement Act, would give TSOs the right to bargain collectively for fair and uniform workplace rules. It would do away with...

2009-07-06 10:18:00

HOUSTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced that its simulator engineer employees ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement provides a 2.5 percent increase in base pay rates each year over the next four years, a company matching contribution to the 401(k) savings plan and the addition of two floating holidays. "We are pleased that our simulator engineers voted to approve this new agreement which provides pay...

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2009-06-09 09:10:00

A tentative deal between Air Canada and three unions was struck on pension and collective agreement issues, airline officials in Montreal said. The Monday night meeting resulted in the unions agreeing to a 21-month moratorium on the airline paying past service pension contributions and a union agreement to an extension of its collective agreement during the same period, the Financial Post reported Tuesday. The deal, which requires federal approval, involves about 16,500 workers in the...

2009-05-09 20:40:00

BOGOTA, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On May 7 and 8, Ecopetrol's S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL, NYSE: EC) coexisting unions, Adeco, Sindispetrol and Union Sindical Obrera (USO) filed their respective claims relative to the 2006 - 2009 Collective Bargaining Agreement and its attachments before the Cundinamarca Territorial Directorate of the Social Protection Ministry. The company also submitted a partial claim. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090209/ARM001LOGO) These steps initiate...


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