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Jan. 17, 1962
President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 10988, guaranteeing federal workers the right to join unions and bargain collectively.

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Updated: Jan. 17 (08:43)

National Day of Action
Communications Workers of America Local 1107
Update on the operation and equipment moves at the Mid-C P&DC
Charlotte Area Local APWU
A.P.W.U. Night w/ the Cavs Feb. 5
APWU Cleveland Area Local
Advocacy Day for Statewide Film Industry on Monday, March 18 in Olympia
IATSE Local 488
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
Teamsters local 570
Teamsters: Fed Workers Deserve Respect – and Pay – for Their Jobs
Teamsters Local 355
 
     
News Items - January 2019
Posted On: Jan 10, 2019

AFGE sues government over shutdown
Jan. 2, 2019 | The American Federation of Government Employees on Monday sued the U.S. government on behalf of federal employees being forced to work without pay during the Trump Shutdown.  The lawsuit alleges that the government is violating the law by requiring some federal employees to work without pay, including correctional officers, Border Patrol and ICE agents, transportation security officers, and other employees who are labeled as “essential”.  “Our members put their lives on the line to keep our country safe,” said AFGE president J. David Cox Sr., noting that positions that are considered ‘essential’ during a shutdown are some of the most dangerous jobs in the federal government. Pointing out that many of those working without pay are military veterans, Cox said that “Our nation’s heroes, AFGE members and their families deserve the decency of knowing when their next paycheck is coming and that they will be paid for their work.” The lawsuit was brought on behalf of all federal employees who are required to work without pay during the shutdown. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has previously ruled in favor of federal employees forced to work without pay during the 2013 shutdown. ~ Via Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO


 
 
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