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AFGE Statement on Federal Salary Council Meeting Addressing Policies that Will Take Effect in January 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 19, 2012

Contact:Enid Doggett
(202) 639-6419
doggee@afge.org

AFGE Statement on Federal Salary Council Meeting Addressing Policies that Will Take Effect in January 2014

(WASHINGTON) The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today issued the following statement on the Oct. 19, 2012 Federal Salary Council meeting addressing policies that will take effect in January 2014.

The Council voted to recommend the addition of twelve new localities for which the pay gap, as measured by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, has been at least an average of 10% higher than the gap in the Rest of U.S. locality over the past four years. The Council also reiterated its support for changing the criteria for drawing pay locality boundaries in ways that emphasize commuting rates. All Council members agree that commuting rates are what define a local labor market, and that these data are the best way to understand regional pay. The Council also unanimously voted to ask BLS to restore the portion of the National Compensation Survey that was devoted exclusively to matching federal jobs with those in the private sector and state and local government. Continue reading “AFGE Statement on Federal Salary Council Meeting Addressing Policies that Will Take Effect in January 2014”

Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding

Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding

Council of Prison Locals says overcrowding puts staff, surrounding community in danger

WASHINGTON— The Council of Prison Locals (CPL) of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today supported the findings of a Government Accountability Office report that overcrowded federal prisons put staff in danger. Continue reading “Union for Federal Prison Officers Responds to Government Study on Prison Overcrowding”

AFGE Statement on White House Sequestration Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 17, 2012

Contact:Enid Doggett
(202) 639-6419

AFGE Statement on White House Sequestration Report

WASHINGTON American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement in response to the sequestration report issued today by the White House:

The 400-page report issued today by the White House details in black and white the devastating effect sequestration will have on nearly every government program and service.

These cuts would mean hiring freezes, furloughs and staffing reductions at the Border Patrol, Bureau of Prisons, Transportation Security Administration and other agencies that keep America safe. The Defense Department would see delays in new equipment and facility investments, cutbacks in equipment repairs and reductions in base services for military families. The USDAs ability to inspect food processing plants and prevent foodborne illnesses would be compromised, as would the EPAs ability to protect the water we drink and the air we breathe. Critical housing programs and food assistance for low-income families would be cut.

As lawmakers work toward a plan to avert sequestration, we urge them to resist calls to exploit the crisis by making cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or federal retirement.

Get the report here

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AFGE National Convention Videos – Part III (U.S. Congressional Representatives)

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2012 AFGE National Convention: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE Convention: U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: U.S. Representative James E. Clyburn Addresses AFGE Members Clyburn

2012 AFGE National Convention: U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: U.S. Congressman Steve Israel Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: U.S. Representative Joe Donnelly Addresses AFGE Members

2012 AFGE National Convention: U.S. Representative Chris Murphy Addresses AFGE Members

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