American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3283 Executive Vice President Laurie Glicker joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed planned reductions to Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare facilities and the impact on the quality of veteran healthcare. Continue reading
Phil Glover, District 3 National Vice President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke about the effects of the Mission Act, which was passed under the Trump Administration, and why efforts to privatize the Veterans Administration (VA) medical system have left some veterans out in the cold. Continue reading
Willie Haywood Jr. (President, Sixth District Council 262 of the American Federation of Government Employees, representing the National Veterans Affairs Council) Continue reading
David Cann, Director of Organizing for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the AFGE has improved recruitment efforts after membership declined during the Trump Administration. Continue reading
Thanks to the election of Joe Biden as U.S President, there is a new sheriff in town — particularly when it comes to unions in America. From the beginning of his presidency, Biden issued executive orders revoking Trump-era executive orders that limited union organization and sided with management and big business.
Willie Haywood Jr., National Veterans Affairs Council 262 Sixth District President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss changes under the Biden administration and their effects on unions. He also discussed staffing efforts at the Veterans Administration, as management struggles to deal with ongoing shortages. Continue reading
Law enforcement officers within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are facing issues that led them to seek union representation. These dedicated officers are now looking to get a retirement package they believe they deserve.
American Federation of Government Employees Local 1969 President Andrew Peterson joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to shine a light on the issues faced by members of Local 1969. He also explained how the problems are being resolved. Continue reading
Federal employees serving veterans at the Veterans Affairs (VA ) have been vocal about needing more COVID-19 guidelines, protections and pay for working in a potentially dangerous environment. They finally believe help is on the way.
American Federation of Government Employees Local 31 President Darryll Bell said elected officials are beginning to pay attention when he appeared on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. He also discussed the need to strengthen labor law and more. Continue reading
After four years of constant attacks from the Trump administration and its appointees, VA employees are confident the administration is heading in the right direction.
AFGE Executive Vice President for 6th District VA Council 262 Tinita Cole joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a tentative collective bargaining agreement, the new VA Secretary and the abundance of vacancies and lack of PPE at some VA facilities. Continue reading
Environmental causes received little attention from the Trump administration, as the Environmental Protection Agency was gutted. President Biden is expected to restore the agency.
As the EPA was neglected and those working within the agency were overwhelmed, their union was abused. American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 Steward Brian Kelly joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss what needs to be done to get the EPA back on track and the Flint water crisis. Continue reading
The collective bargaining rights of federal employees have come under attack in recent years. Legislation intended to protect them has been turned on them and used against them.
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National Veterans Affairs Council Outside Council Ibidun Roberts discussed the VA Accountability Act, collective bargaining rights and the Federal Service Impasse Council on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading