Post Tagged with: "Budget"

AFGE: Budget Cut Options Hit Feds; GOP Senators Want to ‘Wal-Martize’ Workforce

WASHINGTON —A wide range of federal budget-cutting options, listed but not advocated by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would if adopted badly hit federal workers who already suffer from past budget-cutting, the American Federation of Government Employees says. Not only that, but three GOP senators want to “Wal-Martize” federal workers by eliminating regular pensions for all new hires, the […]

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AFSA Attends Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education Meeting

AFSA Attends Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education Meeting

On November 7, 2013, AFSA attended a meeting of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education stakeholders. The meeting was called by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Sub-Committee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and generated so much interest that it was standing room only. Senator Harkin thanked everyone in attendance for “advocating for people who do […]

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Fight Sequestration!

Fight Sequestration!

Schools across the nation have already been subject to the largest cuts to education in our nation’s history under sequestration this year. Now, funding for the federal government is set to expire on September 30th. On September 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending resolution that would keep sequestration in place, and would require another $19 billion in […]

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Obama Administration Budget Update

Obama Administration Budget Update

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposes an increase of $3.1 billion for the Department of Education. The president’s request includes a major new investment in early learning, with $75 billion in mandatory funds for Preschool for All, and increases to Early Head Start, Head Start and IDEA grants for infants and families.

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Obama Budget Blueprint Seeks Major Rewrite For Adult Job Retraining, $8B

  WASHINGTON —The Democratic Obama administration’s proposed federal budget for the year starting Oct. 1 calls for a major rewrite of federal job training programs for long-term unemployed adults, and $8 billion for that task, details show. But, in a tight budget environment for domestic programs and with House Republicans’ hostility towards workers, there appear to be long odds against […]

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Unions, Allies Gather 2 Million Electronic Signatures VS. Obama Social Security Budget Scheme

WASHINGTON —Unionists and their allies gathered 2 million electronic signatures against Democratic President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce future cost of living increases for Social Security, a reduction unveiled in Obama’s budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. At a rousing rally opposite the White House, on April 9, union leaders said members strongly oppose Obama’s plans to […]

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Union Leaders Hit Obama Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON—Union leaders found little to like in Democratic President Barack Obama’s $3.78 trillion federal budget and spending blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Their big criticism was of his proposal, offered as a so-called “olive branch” to congressional Republicans, to reduce future Social Security cost-of-living increases by tying them to the so-called “chained CPI.” That’s a measure of […]

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President Diann Woodard’s Statement on Obama’s Budget Request for FY 2014

President Diann Woodard’s Statement on Obama’s Budget Request for FY 2014

On Wednesday, April 10th, President Obama officially released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2014.
AFSA is very pleased Obama’s request includes $71.2 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education, which is an increase of $3.1 billion, or 4.5 percent, above the FY 2012 level.

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AFL-CIO AFGE Host Rallies VS. Budget Cuts; Congress Ignores Them

From Seattle to Albuquerque, from San Diego to Chicago, the AFL-CIO and one of its major unions, the American Federation of Government Employees, hosted mass rallies on March 20 to protest the federal budget cuts, called the “sequester,” and to highlight their impact on workers and citizens nationwide.  But Congress didn’t listen. The object of the protests was to convince […]

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President Woodard Sends Letter Urging Representatives to Oppose the Ryan Budget

As President of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, I urge you to vote against the Republican FY 2014 budget resolution (H. Con. Res. 25), introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

This budget proposal would cause irreparable harm to our state and local governments, and to our most vulnerable citizens including children, students and the elderly. This plan is more extreme than the proposal that Americans overwhelmingly rejected in 2012.

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