American Federation of Government Employees

  • National Security Personnel System Examined

    The Defense Business Board’s task group examining the National Security Personnel System convenes a second day of hearings at the Hyatt Arlington hotel in Rosslyn this morning, this time to hear comments from DoD staff…

  • Debate over telework provisions in union contracts

    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller explains the new telework provisions in contracts from the American Federation of Government Employees.

  • Three-track system to replace Federal Career Internship Program

    President Obama has signed an executive order that replaces the controversial Federal Career Intern Program with three consolidated ’pathways.’ Administration officials say the old hiring system put agencies at a competitive disadvantage with private sector employers.

  • What happens if the federal government shuts down?

    Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union talks about government shutdowns, and what happens if the federal government closes its doors. April 6, 2011

  • Deficit plan to target fed pay, benefits?

    Federal Times editor Steve Watkins joins host Mike Causey to talk about what’s next for federal workers and retirees. April 13, 2011

  • Obama proposes $42.5B in cuts to employee benefits

    President Obama wants federal employees to contribute more to their retirement plans as part of a $4.4 trillion plan to reduce the deficit over the next decade. The plan also includes measures to return to the Postal Service money that it has overpaid for retiree benefits and restructure health benefits.

  • AFGE’s Cox eyes bigger, better union

    The union’s new president hopes to add more than 20,000 federal employees to its membership within a year. J. David Cox hopes “underrepresented” parts of government will fuel that growth.

  • Support of federal workforce misses mark by a wide margin

    Labor groups hoped to see more progress by now. But the administration has failed to live up to expectations about pay, benefits and government service.

  • Eric Young, American Federation of Government Employees

    Federal prisons are becoming more violent and dangerous for the guards who work in them. But the guards have a new tool that can help: a contract. It took 16 years to negotiate and ratify. Eric Young is president of American Federation of Government Employees’ Council of Prison Locals. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new contract.

  • J. David Cox, President, American Federation of Government Employees

    The House and Senate have appointed members to a conference committee on legislation to revamp the Veterans Affairs health care system. Regardless of how Congress ends up changing the structure to address long wait times for patients, the system will need more money for emergencies. That is one request from the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents many front-line VA employees. J. David Cox is the union’s president and a former VA nurse. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how the problems at the VA are affecting the front-line employees.