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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:37 am

The Google Machine says Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 represents the workers of the Washington DC Area Transit.


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Post by Addie » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:47 am

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Judge Strikes Down Key Parts of Trump's Orders Easing the Firing of Federal Workers

A federal district judge in Washington struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that President Trump signed in late May that would have made it easier to fire federal employees.

The ruling, issued early Saturday, is a blow to Republican efforts to rein in public-sector labor unions, which states like Wisconsin have aggressively curtailed in recent years. In June, the Supreme Court dealt public-sector unions a major blow by ending mandatory union fees for government workers nationwide. (Federal workers were already exempt from paying such fees.)

Amid these setbacks, the fight against Mr. Trump's executive orders has taken on an added urgency among many public-sector union leaders.

"We are very pleased that the court agreed that the president far exceeded his authority, and that the apolitical career federal work force shall be protected from these illegal, politically motivated executive orders," Sarah Suszczyk, the co-chair of a coalition of government-workers unions, said in a statement.
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WaPo: In victory for unions, judge overturns key parts of Trump executive orders
Politico: Judge strikes down Trump’s federal workforce executive orders
Associated Press: Judge deals blow to Trump effort to overhaul bureaucracy
The Guardian: Judge deals blow to Trump over attempt to make firing federal workers easier


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Post by Estiveo » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:50 pm

Addie wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:47 am
Adding:
The Guardian: Judge deals blow to Trump over attempt to make firing federal workers easier
The last paragraph in the Guardian article sums up this administration:
The White House did not immediately comment. Trump was at his golf course in Sterling, Virginia.


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Post by Volkonski » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:19 pm

Can he do that?

Maybe many federal employees will be extra sure to vote for the Democratic Party candidates this November. ;)


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President Trump announces that he's canceling pay raises for most federal employees that had been set to go into effect in January, citing government budget concerns.

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Post by Kendra » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:21 pm

Wouldn't it go over better if he cut back on golf and campaign rallies?



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Post by Grumpy Old Guy » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:31 pm

Kendra wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Wouldn't it go over better if he cut back on golf and campaign rallies?
Plus tax cuts for the rich, the border wall, etc. etc



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Post by Kendra » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:40 pm

Wonder if his top WH staff suckups will get their raises?



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Post by much ado » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:42 pm

Jeesh. I mean. SOMEONE has to pay for those tax cuts.



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Post by Kendra » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:48 pm


America is doing GREAT! Best economy ever.

Sorry, federal workers, can’t afford raises.

Military should skip raises to pay down debt.
And who was it that was going to have to pay for that bigly parade he wanted?



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Post by bob » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:19 pm

The president can make such decision regarding federal pay if there's a national emergency or serious economic conditions warrant.

I would not be surprised if there's a lawsuit, as the president likes to remind everyone that this is best economy ever. This smells "capricious."

The reality is there's a big "locality adjustment," i.e., increased pay for those living in expensive areas, i.e., mostly blue-state big cities. More payback.


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Post by Kendra » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:44 pm

No raises for federal workers.
But there is enough money to fly Trump and his family back and forth from Mar a Lago?
Not to mention the Treasury Secretary’s mile high club....

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Post by dunstvangeet » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:18 pm

Everybody gets a locality adjustment. Everybody is in a locality, if you are in the United States.

There are currently 47 localities that cover the entirity of the United States. There was a plan to enter another 2 localities, if I remember correctly, but those have probably already been put on hold.

The locality that covers the most, area wise, is the "Rest of U.S." locality that covers everybody within the United States if another locality doesn't cover you. They currently have a locality pay of 15.37%

The other localities are defined by county, and are listed here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversig ... finitions/

Here's a site that breaks down the entirety of the locality pay: https://www.federalpay.org/gs/locality

If Mr. Trump got rid of locality pay (which he falsely stated that the "increase" was going to be 25.7%, instead of the totality of the locality pay), with no corresponding adjustment to the base pay, Federal Employees would take a 25% pay cut across the board.



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Post by Addie » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:36 pm

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Congressional Republicans tentatively agree to raise federal worker pay, rebuffing Trump

Congressional Republicans have tentatively agreed to a 1.9 percent pay raise for the nation’s 2 million civilian federal workers, overruling President Trump who sought to freeze their pay.

The preliminary deal between House and Senate Republicans is also likely to lift a salary freeze affecting hundreds of executive-level employees and appointees including Vice President Pence and members of the Trump Cabinet, according to lawmakers and aides.

Democrats oppose that element of the deal, and the package could change when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill following the midterm elections and complete negotiations. ...

The average federal worker salary is around $85,000, according to the federal Office of Personnel Management. But the American Federation of Government Employees, representing about 750,000 federal workers, says that number is inflated by the high salaries of some doctors and scientists, and that the bulk of federal workers make between $33,000 and $55,000 a year.

Around 15 percent of the nation’s 2.1 million federal workforce live in and around Washington, D.C. The majority of the 2.1 million work all over the nation at military bases, federal labs, national parks, veterans hospitals and other facilities scattered throughout the states.



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Post by Addie » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:36 pm

Union Advocate - October 8 2018
Workers put Trump on notice: ‘The U.S. mail is not for sale!’ ...



Letter carriers, postal workers, mail handlers and other USPS employees in Minneapolis — and in communities across the country — rallied today with supporters, putting Trump and federal lawmakers on notice that the U.S. mail should not be for sale.

“As long as we can fight, we’re going to keep fighting to keep our Postal Service going strong,” said Harold Harvey, a member of St. Paul-based Branch 28 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, as he walked an informational picket line outside Minneapolis’ downtown post office.

Todd Elkerton, president of the American Postal Workers Union’s St. Paul chapter, noted the Postal Service is the only federal agency mentioned in the Constitution. “We believe the threat is real,” Elkerton said. “This will be the first time in U.S. history the president has come forward with a proposal to privatize the Postal Service.” ...

The president can’t sell off the Postal Service without the approval from Congress, and in just three months since Trump pledged action on the issue, a majority of House members and 42 senators have signed onto resolutions in support of keeping the agency under federal control. Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith and all five DFL House members are among the resolutions’ co-sponsors.

It may be no coincidence, then, that the recommendations of Trump’s hand-picked task force on postal reform, delivered to the White House in August, have not yet been released to the public.



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