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Senate Passes Spending Bill Over The Weekend
This past weekend, the Senate approved a $1.1 trillion funding bill that will keep the government funded through the end of Sept. 2015 (excluding the Department of Homeland Security, which is funded until Feb. 2015). In addition to government funding, the $1.1 trillion bill also included numerous “riders” that will become public law once the 1,603 page bill is signed by President Obama, who has indicated he will do so.
2015 William W. Winpisinger Class Schedule Available Now
Classes are offered year-round on a variety of topics that will help union members become more informed and engaged in our union. For the newest members, the Federal Employees Seminars both basic and advanced are week-long classes that cover the essentials of Union advocacy and labor relations. The class’s topics include legislative advocacy, grievance procedures, arbitrations, collective bargaining, workers’ compensation, and Unfair Labor Practice charges.
President Obama Thanks Some Federal Employees
On Tuesday, President Obama addressed nearly 3,000 members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and other leaders in the federal workforce. Speaking to a crowded room, Obama sought to thank the dedicated federal workforce, and to empathize with the recently-tumultuous environment they have operated in that has led to declining workplace satisfaction among federal employees.
National President Dougan: "The Department of Defense is placing a $38 million per-year burden on the workers who support our military."
"The Department of Defense is placing a $38 million per-year burden on the workers who support our military,” said Dougan. “The Department is touting this as a prudent financial decision, but it amounts to nothing more than a new tax on defense workers with the misfortune of being assigned on long-term temporary duty."
National President Dougan: "Today's Request for an Additional $615 Million to Battle Wildfires is Much-needed."
“Today’s request from the White House for an additional $615 million to battle wildfires is much-needed,” Dougan said. "This will also allow for land management agencies to go deeper into fire season without needing to use non-fire funds to pay for fire suppression as has happened too often in recent years. We cannot allow for federal land management agencies to be forced to focus on putting out budget fires at the expense of allowing wildfires to continue to rage across the country.”
Obama Makes it Official: 1 Percent Pay Raise For 2015
President issues order implementing increase for civilian federal employees and uniformed military service members.
New D.C.-area Express Toll Lanes Test P3 Financing Models
Toll projects so far have proven to be the riskiest types of public-private partnerships.
Environmentalists Split With the Obama Administration Over Key Power Plant Rules
The Obama administration is offering the first-ever regulations on the waste from coal-fired plants.
The Cops vs. the Mayor: Bill de Blasio's Big Headache
Can the liberal NYC mayor mend fences with increasingly hostile police leadership just as he needs the force to handle protests against bad policing?