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Federal labor union leader to step down

After nine years as AFGE president and 25 years in the labor movement, John Gage announces his exit.

Workforce

Bill with pay freeze extension passes House

A bill whose primary purpose is to fund certain military and VA activites would also extend a freeze on federal pay for certain employees.

Workforce

Union to supercommittee: Don't take it out on us

A coalition representing 4.6 million federal and postal workers and annuitants has sent a letter to the deficit reduction supercommittee urging the panel to reject proposals that would put further strains on the federal workforce.

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Feds already sacrificed to shrink deficit, union says

A federal employee labor union points to contractors, outsourced work and federal employees' sacrifices as the congressional "supercommittee" hunts for areas to reduce the deficit.

Hooray, the debt ceiling has been raised!

Now comes the hard part.

Workforce

Unions seek answers on how debt default would affect feds

A coalition of more than 20 federal employee and management organizations wants to know how the federal workforce would be affected if Congress fails to raise the nation’s debt limit at the start of next month.

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The challenges of including contractors in the federal workforce size debate

It won't be easy for Congress to count and possibly cut the number of contract employees -- for a variety of reasons.

Pay to play

Congress is asking feds to share the nation's pain through a pay freeze. But what about contractor salaries?

Workforce

Union urges curbs to contractor salaries

Amid proposals to cut federal salaries and freeze hiring, a union suggests Congress put limits on contractor pay.

Attacking workforce rumors: union creates 'Truth Squad'

There's a lot being said about the federal workforce these days, and some of it is just plain false. That's at least the argument being made by the American Federation of Government Employees in its new "Truth Squad" blog.

F-word emanates from Congress

That's right: Furlough—in a House bill (H.R. 270) from Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo.

Coalition urges White House not to cut workforce in 2012 budget

A coalition of labor unions and employee management groups sent a letter to President Barack Obama today urging him not to include workforce cuts recommended by the debt commission in the fiscal 2012 budget proposal.

Workforce

Senate weighs federal employee pay freeze

Following House approval last week, the Senate is considering a two-year pay freeze for all civilian federal employees.

Workforce

Commission vote leaves 3-year pay freeze proposal in limbo

The commission proposes a three-year federal employee pay freeze while scaling back the size of the federal workforce by 10 percent.

No, not death panel … DEBT panel

Well, it doesn’t look like the president’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility ventured too far from the recommendations released last month by the two chairmen of the panel.

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