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Cox: VA Bill Satisfies AFGE

WASHINGTON–The new and sudden congressional compromise to try to solve medical access problems at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) satisfies the president of the union representing the agency’s employees, J. David Cox, a retired VA nurse.

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Union Leaders Hit High Court Rulings

WASHINGTON–Union leaders hard sharp words for the pro-business tilt of two U.S. Supreme Court rulings issued on the final day of the court’s year, June 30.

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High Court Legalizes ‘FreeRiders’ When Govt. and Individuals Jointly Employ Caregivers

WASHINGTON—In a decision that will harm unions, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to legalize “free riders” in cases where state or local governments and individuals jointly employ caregivers. Public workers employed only by governments are another matter.

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Trumka, Panelists Urge Economic Boosts For Workers, Middle Class

WASHINGTON –Disputing the pundits and the economic numbers that say the Great Recession has been over for years, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and a panel of pro-worker experts proposed a range of economic boosts for workers and the middle class.

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Treasury Employees Hit Money Bill’s IRS Funding Cut

WASHINGTON –A planned large cut in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) funding will lead to longer telephone wait times for taxpayers who need their questions answered and see even more disabled and elderly taxpayers turned away from walk-in IRS offices, among other ills, Treasury Employees President Colleen Kelley says.

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Union Leaders to Lawmakers: Pay Freezes, Furloughs Hit Federal Workers’ Morale

WASHINGTON –A 3-year pay freeze, unpaid furloughs, sequestration and congressionally ordered arbitrary increases in federal workers’ pension payments – with no increased payouts planned in the future – hit federal workers’ morale, top union leaders say. And that’s a problem not just for the workers and their unions, but for the country, since workers with low morale are more likely […]

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