Archive: Unions

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)

Unions Happy to See Fewer Contract Workers in Budget

Federal employee labor leaders are not happy about President Obama's plan to give civilians a 2 percent pay raise in 2010, while military personnel would get 2.9 percent. This is a break with the general practice of giving the two...

By Sara Goo | February 27, 2009; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

AFGE's John Gage Cautions Members About Pay

After eight years of a tense relationship between federal employee unions and the White House, it's hard to find someone in Washington who is happier than John Gage now that President Obama is in charge. Yet while Gage, president of...

By Sara Goo | February 9, 2009; 03:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Social Security Official Responds to AFGE

Yesterday, the Federal Diary reported on efforts by the American Federation of Government Employees to push Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael J. Astrue out of office. A paragraph in the column said: "One of the main complaints the union has...

By Sara Goo | February 6, 2009; 12:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Unhappy With Obama's Labor Department Pick

After eight years of antagonistic relations with the White House, federal employee unions have been jumping with joy since President Obama's inauguration. But those good feelings only go so far. Local 12 of the American Federation of Government Employees, which...

By Sara Goo | February 5, 2009; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Order Cut Workers From Bargaining Unit

The president of a large federal employees union says an executive order signed by President Bush cuts about 1,500 employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the Justice Department and other workers in Treasury’s Tax and...

By Terri Rupar | December 2, 2008; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unions See Chance to Push Agenda

Here's today's column: What a difference a transition makes. Federal employees are looking forward to what they believe will be the biggest change under Barack Obama: a boss-in-chief who likes them more than their current one. The National Treasury Employees...

By Terri Rupar | November 20, 2008; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

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