AFGE: VA facility cuts are an assault on nation’s veteran care

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

Efforts to privatize VA healthcare leave veterans in the cold

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

VA recommends closing hundreds of VA clinics in privatization move

Darryll Bell, President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 31, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed recently released Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recommendations to close hundreds of VA clinics and at least three medical centers in an effort to privatize veterans’ healthcare. Continue reading

AFGE increases membership through Collective Power Now campaign drive

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

Biden’s executive order will encourage collective bargaining for federal workers

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President Everett Kelley joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment and a President Biden Executive Order that strives to bolster union membership. Continue reading

Rescinded executive orders restore CBA rights for federal employees

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) District 6 Vice President Arnold Scott joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how President Joe Biden has restored rights for government employees. Continue reading

AFGE asks Congress to shorten probationary period for federal workers

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3283 Executive Vice President Laurie Glicker and Legislative Political Coordinator Joe Graceffo joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the two-year probationary period for federal employees. They detailed the AFGE’s efforts to lobby legislators to lower the period to one year, and what it would mean to the financial planning abilities of federal workers. Continue reading

Negotiations for federal employees easier under the Biden Administration

Darryll Bell, President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 31, joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how federal government employees are faring under the Biden Administration, particularly when it comes to labor negotiations.

Bell also discussed the long hiring process at Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and why more workers are needed to ensure high quality care for veterans. Continue reading