Union Challenges HUD’s Planned Sequestration Furloughs, Closures

Union Challenges HUD’s Planned Sequestration Furloughs, Closures

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A federal employee union is challenging the Housing and Urban Development Department’s plan to shut down for seven days and furlough all of its employees.

The union expected to begin negotiations with HUD officials on Tuesday, according to Eddie Eitches, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 222.

AFGE is seeking furlough day flexibility, reduced workload expectations, transit benefit assurance, and an arrangement to allow senior executives to donate voluntary furlough savings to ordinary feds, Eitches told Government Executive. Continue reading “Union Challenges HUD’s Planned Sequestration Furloughs, Closures”