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Restoring Collective Bargaining Rights for VA Employees
June 30, 2015
Over the last several years, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare professionals have seen their collective bargaining rights practically eliminated. Agency managementís improperly broad interpretation of a certain provision in federal labor law, Sec. 7422 of Title 38, has allowed them to circumvent the bargaining process on numerous critical issues. H.R. 2193/S. 1257, identical bills introduced in the House and Senate by Representative Mark Takano (D-CA-41) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), respectively, to eliminate the collective bargaining exceptions under Sec. 7422 of Title 38, would restore a meaningful scope of bargaining for VA healthcare professionals. (Full Story)


NFFE IN THE NEWS:

Washington Post, 7/2/2015
Report finds large gap in satisfaction between top-level feds and other workers

Washington Post, 7/2/2015
OPM breach revealed one month ago, but the wound for feds remains raw


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