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Postal union calls for unity as contract expiration approaches

The largest union representing U.S. Postal Service employees is issuing a new call for labor unity as it pushes for a fair deal for workers as their existing labor contract expires.

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Arbitrator: VA wrongfully fired workers

An independent arbitrator has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs violated the terms of a union contract when it began firing employees based on provisions in the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.

Proposed bill would allow some feds to use marijuana

Some federal employees would legally be allowed to use marijuana without the risk of losing their jobs under a proposed bill.

OSHA investigating mail carrier's death

Federal investigators are now looking into workplace safety concerns at the Postal Service after a California mail carrier was found dead in her mail truck on a day when temperatures reached more than 100 degrees.

A ‘glass ceiling’ exists for women at DOJ

An analysis by the DOJ's Office of Inspector General has found that women are significantly underrepresented at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Poll: 13 percent of feds report being threatened, harassed

A recent poll found that 13 percent of federal employees have received threats or harassment as part of their work at a federal agency within the last six months.

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Unions denounce Janus, vow to fight on

The Supreme Court's Janus decision has drawn condemnation from labor unions but their leadership vows to fight on.

Janus decision: No "death knell" for labor

The union loss in the Janus Supreme Court decision may not be a death knell for the union movement, according to one commentator.

Cyber Attack

2015 OPM data hack resurfaces in financial crime

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are expressing concern about reports that OPM data hacked by China a few years ago have resurfaced as part of a white-collar crime.

Watchdog: Feds on border can refuse illegal orders

The director of the leading government watchdog group is exhorting federal employees in the southwest to refuse orders that violate American law.

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