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Labor relations at the Social Security Administration are going from bad to worse

The federal arbitrator recently stopped the Social Security Administration from moving ahead on a partial labor contract with the Association of Administrative…

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OPM gives agencies green light to recreate labor-management forums, but they’re not required

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VA announces plans to restore collective bargaining and official time

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Education’s telework, training policies absent from the new bargaining terms ‘forced’ on AFGE

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Federal unions tell agencies, partner with us for a more engaged workforce

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Obama appoints new members to labor-management council

President Barack Obama has appointed four new members to the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. Union leaders from the Teamsters,…

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VA’s Gould moves the needle on many of VA’s toughest challenges

Scott Gould’s last day as the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department is today. In four years, Gould said he believes VA is a better place…

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Unions frustrated by slow-roll of some labor-management forums

At the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations meeting, several employee representatives said the time has come for the committee to put more pressure on agencies to have more of the collaborative forums up and running well. During a time of budget reductions, possible furloughs and a government shutdown, the unions say the forums provide a way for agencies to better manage all of these fiscal challenges.

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