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AFGE Fights for Quality Healthcare at VA

May 24, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - A Senate bill that would allow VA managers to fire rank-and-file workers based on scant evidence of wrongdoing and with little ability to appeal is a dangerous step toward politicizing the federal government's career civil service, the head of the largest government employee union testified today.

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AFGE Opposing Privatization Jobs

May 22, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC -  The American Federation of Government Employees is joining with other employee organizations in opposing any attempts to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control system.

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Connecticut State Workers Try to Stop Concessions

May 24, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Hartford, CT - Connecticut’s State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition will resume talks with the state May 24 while trying to fend off demands for concessions from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and both Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature.

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Mexican Phone Operators Win 4.2% Raise

May 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Mexico City - The union representing more than 60,000 operators at Telmex, Mexico’s quasi-monopoly telephone and telecommunications company, ratified a contract May 16 that will give them a 4.2% wage increase and avert a strike scheduled for May 25.

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AT&T Workers Strike for Three Days

May 24, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - More than 40,000 AT&T workers went on strike May 19-21, demanding that the company commit to “bargaining that addresses affordable benefits, fair wages and job security” and stop its “pervasive offshoring of jobs to low-wage contractors, which eliminate good jobs and hurt customer service,” the Communications Workers of America said May 19.

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Perth Amboy Nursing-Home Workers Reach Deal, Avert Strike

May 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Perth Amboy, NJ - Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East reached a contract agreement with Alameda Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare May 15, averting a 24-hour strike scheduled for May 17.

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