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2021 In the news

Biden fills out impasse panel with union officials, academics

Reuters | August 23, 2021
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A Voice in How Employees Are Treated: Worker Wins

AFL-CIO | August 16, 2021
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Biden Orders Virus-Vaccine Mandate For Entire Federal Workforce

The Chief | July 27, 2021
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VA restores official time to health care workforce, agrees to a reset with AFGE

Federal News Network | July 22, 2021
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FLRA again sides with union on decision reinstating certain VA employees

Federal News Network | June 30, 2021
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Biden proposes federal pay raise in 2022 budget

Federal News Network | May 28, 2021
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Union members to protest workplace safety and demand protections for veterans on Saturday

Live 5 WCSC News | May 9, 2021
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Skeptics question VA promise to increase diversity in senior management

Military Times | May 6, 2021
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Hampton VA staffers hold lunchtime vigil honoring pandemic workers who died: “We still have a long way to go.”

Daily Press | April 28, 2021​
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Hampton VA union members honor colleagues, veterans lost to COVID-19

WTKR | April 28,2021
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News briefs: VA Union to hold Workers Memorial Day rally

Chillicothe Gazette | April 27, 2021​
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VA announces plans to restore collective bargaining and official time

Federal News Network | March 25, 2021​
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Congress secures more paid leave for federal employees in new COVID-19 relief law

Federal News Network | March 10, 2021​
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At the VA, High Hopes and Expectations for Biden

By President Lee | Morning Consult | February 25, 2021​
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Judge Rules He Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Impasses Panel Case

Government Executive | February 16, 2021​
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Federal workers warmly welcome Biden revocation of Trump dictates

People's World | February 10, 2021​
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AFGE Fights to Claw Back Everything Lost Under Trump

Labor Press | February 9, 2021​
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VA Tries to Delete Pandemic Protections From Workers’ Contract

Labor Press | February 5, 2021​
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Enormous VA Union Contract Moves Towards Uncertain Conclusion Under New Biden Administration

In These Times | February 5, 2021​
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Union: VA Continues Stonewalling Contract Negotiations Despite Biden Order

Government Executive | February 5, 2021​
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Joe Biden Fires More Of Trump's Labor Appointees

MSN | February 4, 2021​
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Biden addresses another union priority: Cleaning house at federal impasse panel

Federal News Network | February 4, 2021​
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Why Biden’s Repeal Of The Anti-Bias Training Ban Was So Important For Federal Employees

Forbes | February 3, 2021​
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How Trump’s anti-union initiatives have held over under Biden

Army Times | February 1, 2021​
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How Trump’s anti-union initiatives have held over under Biden

Federal Times | February 1, 2021​
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Biden's VA Pick Says He Can 'Unstick Problems' Within the Bureaucracy

Government Executive | January 27, 2021​
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Veterans deserve leader who will ‘fight relentlessly,’ says SecVA nominee

VAntage Point | January 27, 2021​
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Photos: Protesters gather despite snow to demand resignation of Hawley

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | January 27, 2021​
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Union Workers, Veterans Protest Closure of Inpatient Care Unit

Fox 19 Now News | January 23, 2021​
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Biden orders restoration of federal employee protections

Defense News | January 22, 2021​
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Biden elevates DuBester to chair the FLRA

FCW| January 22, 2021​
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Biden Tees Up $15 Minimum Wage For Federal Employees

Law 360 | January 22, 2021​
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News briefs: Chillicothe VA union to hold protest Saturday

Chillicothee Gazette | January 22, 2021​
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Before leaving office, Trump orders CSOs to identify customers

Federal New Network | January 20, 2021​
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Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce

The White House Briefing Room | January 22, 2021​
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Veterans Affairs employees say they need more support to fight covid-19

The Washington Post | January 18, 2021​
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VA EHR Modernization Project Receives Internal Backlash

EHR Intelligence | January 4, 2021​
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2020 In the news

VA's digital health project faces new scrutiny from union, groups inside agency

Politico | December 29, 2020
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COVID premium pay varies across Veterans Affairs

FCW | December 20, 2020
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Milwaukee VA Employee Union Says Understaffing Is Taking A Toll On Nurses, Aids

Wisconsin Public Radio | December 18, 2020
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VA Employees Need Staff COVID Numbers, More Transparency: Union

Bloomberg Law | December 16, 2020
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VA workers feel ‘shut out’ of COVID planningbers, More Transparency: Union

Federal Times | December 16, 2020
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VA employee union plans Saturday protest over safety

Daily American Republic | December 11, 2020
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Labor authority overturns VA’s new employee discipline process, affecting thousands

Federal Times | November 20, 2020
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VA union claims victory in termination case

FCW | November 20, 2020
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AFGE finally has a contract with VA. Now what?

Federal News Network | November 17, 2020
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Panel Deals Major Blow to Trump's Signature Civil Service Reform, Calls for Rehiring of Fired Workers

Government Executive | November 17, 2020
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Federal Panel Strips VA Worker Rights in Latest Pro-Management Decision

Government Executive | November 16, 2020
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Federal Workers Union Asks To Pause Ruling On VA Deal

Law 360 | November 10, 2020
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Roudebush VA working to reduce employee infections as COVID numbers spike

WTHR | November 11, 2020
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AFGE accusing VA of not promoting enough minorities to management positions workers to be promoted, union says

Federal News Network | October 26, 2020​
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White VA employees twice as likely as Black workers to be promoted, union says

Politico | October 15, 2020​
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VA will be investigated after 'staggering accounts of racism,' Sen. Warren says

Washington Post | October 1, 2020​
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Trump Is Waging War on the VA's Union, and Workers Are Living in Fear

In These Times | September 24, 2020​
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Privatizing the VA doesn’t improve patient care

Stars & Stripes | September 23, 2020​
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VA workers are the US health care system’s fail-safe. Why isn’t the VA listening to them?

Federal News Network | September 21, 2020​
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VA workers protest as state logs 10 new deaths, total 330 coronavirus fatalities

The Post & Courier | September 14, 2020​
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Indiana’s largest VA hospital faces OSHA violations during COVID response

13 WTHR | September 11, 2020​
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Bush, Gardner join union members at Labor Day rally for fair contracts, more PPE COVID-19 Protections

St. Louis Dispatch | September 8, 2020
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Arkansas VA Workers Call For Enhanced COVID-19 Protections

NPR | September 7, 2020​
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As lawmakers call for investigation of reported racism at VA, workers plan protests

Radio.com | September 3, 2020​
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Hampton VA union members calling for hazard pay and fair union contract

13 News Now | September 3, 2020​
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The VA’s Problem With Systemic Racism

Morning Consult | September 1, 2020​
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Why Veterans Affairs workers don't trust the Trump administration

The Hill | August 25, 2020​
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National union says the VA has a racism problem; Wilmington employees agree

WDEL | August 18, 2020​
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Most VA workers see racism against colleagues and veterans, union survey finds​

Washington Post | August 7, 2020​
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An update on contract talks between VA, AFGE

Federal News Network | July 13, 2020​
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VA Isn’t Bargaining in Good Faith Over Worker Issues, Union Says

Bloomberg Law | July 6, 2020​
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Union Files Grievance Over VA's Refusal to Bargain

Government Executive | June 16, 2020
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Coronavirus: As America reopens, Veterans Affairs must not make the same mistakes twice

USA Today | June 4, 2020
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Crisis negotiations: How coronavirus brought collective bargaining at the VA to a head

Federal Times | June 4, 2020
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Richmond union members protest workplace safety issues outside McGuire VA Medical

ABC 8 News | May 22, 2020
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AFGE seeks immediate relief in court over ongoing lawsuit against the impasses panel

Federal News Network | May 20, 2020
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Union members to protest workplace safety and demand protections for veterans on Saturday

WCSC | May 9, 2020
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Employees rally outside Biloxi VA to highlight “unsafe work conditions,” demand protective equipment

WXXV | April 14, 2020
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Vast Majority of VA Employees Have Either Witnessed Or Experienced Racism at Work, Survey Finds

Government Executive | April 10, 2020
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Union warns of coronavirus exposure in VA facilities

Defense Systems | April 8, 2020
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Union warns of coronavirus exposure in federal prisons, VA facilities

FCW | April 7, 2020
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VA Staffers Struggle with Equipment and Coronavirus Testing Shortages

The Progressive Magazine | April 3, 2020
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Federal Employee Union Sues Impasses Panel, Calls Its Appointment ‘Unlawful’

FCW | March 31, 2020
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