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Workers at Uncle Sam\'s most touchy/feely agency must soon decide which union they want to represent them...even if they don\'t like any of the choices. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ask so how\'s that going to work?
Transportation security officers will begin voting May 23 in a run-off election to decide which of two unions they want to be represented by.
Neither of the two federal unions to represent 44,000 Transportation Security Agency employees received a majority of the vote. The election will go into a run-off in the next few weeks.
Unemployment benefits as well as other help is available for federal employees to help pay their bills in the event of a shutdown.
President Obama expects to have an answer Friday morning about whether a shutdown can be averted. Meanwhile agencies have new guidance from OMB on how to prepare to close down their offices. Federal workers vent frustrations and ask questions during a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran.
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
Two employee unions, NTEU and NFFE, want their members to make their voices heard about what they say is the real impact of a government shutdown. The organizations are asking federal employees to call their member of Congress April 5. The unions also are trying to improve how they communicate with members about the shutdown.
Several federal employee unions will join a new group to raise awareness about the federal workforce. The National Treasury Employee Union also is holding its annual legislative conference to lobby lawmakers on key issues such as furloughs and health care.
In addition to the numerous amendments under consideration decreasing agency budgets and staffing levels, two new amendments would hit federal employees on the General Schedule, freezing all promotions across government.
On this week\'s show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times\' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.
Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole granted collective bargaining rights to the nation\'s 40,000 airport screeners. The decision comes eight months after Pistole became TSA administrator.
NTEU says it\'s eager to move on to the next two steps — a union representation election, then bargaining a contract. We get details from NTEU President Colleen Kelley.
Agency administrator John Pistole determined workers can hold a vote on whether to be represented by a union. Pistole\'s memo details four areas that will fall under collective bargaining if employees approve it.
Federal employee unions are preparing themselves for what could be a legislative battle over federal spending and job cuts. AFGE will lead a nationwide effort to change the conversation about the financial and social impact of federal employees. AFGE\'s president says verbal attacks against feds are the worst he\'s ever seen and he is disappointed that lawmakers aren\'t doing more to stop them.