Category Archives: workers

VA workers feel ‘shut out’ of COVID planning

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Employees across various Department of Veterans Affairs facilities are being kept out of the loop as their leaders make plans to address COVID-19 needs and staffing challenges, American Federation of Government Employees officials said on a Dec. 16 press call. “The leadership keeps the union out of all decisions, no pre-decisional [consultation] at all. We […]

90,000 VA workers would get paid parental leave under defense budget plan

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House Democrats’ massive defense budget policy plan includes hundreds of provisions affecting Defense Department personnel but also one big proposal targeting the Veterans Affairs workforce: paid parental leave for all department employees. The measure, included in the House Armed Services Committee’s latest draft of the annual defense authorization bill unveiled Thursday, would extend the Paid […]

90,000 VA workers would get paid parental leave under defense budget plan

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House Democrats’ massive defense budget policy plan includes hundreds of provisions affecting Defense Department personnel but also one big proposal targeting the Veterans Affairs workforce: paid parental leave for all department employees. The measure, included in the House Armed Services Committee’s latest draft of the annual defense authorization bill unveiled Thursday, would extend the Paid […]