federal unions

  • Federal employees union wants CFPB official gone

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the National Treasury Employees Union files a mass grievance against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, for keeping on a political appointee who admitted to making racially charged blog posts.

  • FERS & CSRS: What’s next?

    Are the threats to FERS and CSRS real? IF so, what is being done to protect them? Find out when NARFE’s Jessica Klement, Barb Sido, and Jennifer Bialek join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to explain why the two largest white-collar federal unions are challenging provisions in two of the three executive orders issued by President Donald Trump. July 18, 2018

  • Just how partisan are federal workers?

    Is it possible federal employees vote like their neighbors and that workers at the Pentagon may not vote like their colleagues at the EPA?

  • Surviving the transition

    Federal News Radio reporter Nicole Ogrysko and Carol Bonosaro, retired president of the Senior Executives Association join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the federal hiring freeze and five to eight bills in Congress that could affect feds if they become law. February 15, 2017

  • Are you sleeping with the frenemy?

    Unrequited love can, in and of itself, be romantic. But it can also be painful and costly, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So, is it time for federal unions to reevaluate their long-time relationship with politicians?

  • Feds learn furlough status as shutdown looms

    Federal employees began learning Friday whether they’ll be forced to stay home if the government shuts down next week. Supervisors were tasked with informally telling employees today whether they are classified as “essential” or “nonessential,” according to several federal-employee unions briefed by the Obama administration. Congress is prepared to work through the weekend, but the clock is ticking down for lawmakers to agree on a funding bill keeping the lights on at agencies beyond Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

  • OMB offers agencies sequestration guidance as deadline looms

    The Obama administration offered agencies new guidance on sequestration, telling agency leaders and federal-employee unions that sequestration won’t have an immediate impact on the federal workforce or government operations even if the automatic budget cuts go into effect Jan. 2.

  • Unions relish Obama victory but temper expectations for second term

    Federal-employee unions have hailed the re-election of President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But despite the excitement, union leaders are tempering their expectations for a second term. National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley and J. David Cox, the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, told Federal News Radio their groups are ready to play an expanded role to deal with the budget deficit and alternatives to the sequestration cuts coming in January.

  • Health premiums, unions & politics

    Federal workers got their first good news in four years last week. But it is hard to find anybody dancing in the street over news that their health premiums are only going up a little, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • AFGE President John Gage to retire

    American Federation of Government Employees president John Gage has announced he’ll retire from his post at the largest federal-employee union. Gage has served as national AFGE president since 2003.