Union-Busting House bill would limit federal employees’ access to union representation, AFGE Says

Union-Busting House Bill Would Silence the Voice of Workers, AFGE Says WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Federation of Government Employees strongly opposes legislation moving through the House that would limit an employee’s access to union representation and financially penalize employees who voluntarily serve as union representatives. The Official Time Reform Act of […]

Deceptively named Federal Employee Rights Act is “venomous attack” on federal workers, AFGE says

Deceptively named Federal Employee Rights Act is “venomous attack” on federal workers, AFGE says Anti-labor bill would strip federal employees of their most fundamental workplace rights WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 — Legislation introduced in the House would strip federal employees of their basic workplace rights and disempower the people who care for our veterans, inspect our food, and deliver our […]

Federal Union files Class Action Lawsuit against OPM Officials over Data Breach

The largest federal employee union has filed a lawsuit alleging that Office of Personnel Management’s leadership failed to heed warnings, obey security policies and are liable for one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history On June 29, AFGE filed a against Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta and Chief Information Officer […]

Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee, retiree, veteran

Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried out by “the Chinese.” OPM SAYS; Within the last year, OPM has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, adding numerous tools and capabilities to its networks. As a result, […]

Federal Unions Raise Concerns About Health Care And Workers Compensation Provisions in Postal Bill

Three organizations representing current and retired federal worker have called on Congress to reject provisions in pending legislation that would sharply undercut the federal employee health care and workers’ compensation programs. The groups expressed their deep concerns about provisions in pending postal reform legislation in a letter to members of the Senate Homeland Security and […]

Largest Federal Employee Union Hails Ruling Striking Down Defense of Marriage Act

Supreme Court decision ensures equal treatment for federal employees regardless of sexual orientation WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees today hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. “This ruling is a victory of equality over exclusion, of fairness over fear, of compassion over contempt,” AFGE National President […]