Archive: Labor

White House to Create National Council on Federal Labor Relations

The White House plans to create a National Council on Federal Labor Relations, with the intention of fostering cooperation between federal employees and management and the goal of improving government service. The Council would be patterned on the labor-management partnerships...

By Eric Rich | August 11, 2009; 03:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Calls for Equal Pay Increase for Civilian and Military Employees

Federal union members may have a new friend in the White House, but they should not confuse Barack Obama with Santa Claus. The president demonstrated that with his proposed 2010 budget. It abandons the general practice of giving civilian and...

By Sara Goo | March 3, 2009; 04:44 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama Appoints John Berry to OPM

President Obama has finally made official an appointment first reported by the Post's Al Kamen about seven weeks ago. Today, the president nominated John Berry to head the Office of Personnel Management. “From turning around the National Zoo to fostering...

By Sara Goo | March 3, 2009; 04:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama's Pay Proposal for Fed Workers Gets Mixed Review

Updated: 2:01 p.m. John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union, praised the proposed budget President Obama released today, even though it calls for a 2 percent salary increase for civilian workers, while...

By Sara Goo | February 26, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama Selects New Labor Relations Chairman

President Obama has chosen Carol Waller Pope to chair the Federal Labor Relations Authority. She was first appointed to the authority in 2000 and is the first FLRA career employee to serve as a member. In case you haven't heard...

By Sara Goo | February 20, 2009; 03:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

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