October 5, 2012

AFGE files unfair labor practice against EPA for firing scientists

The American Federation of Government Employees filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Federal Labor Relations Authority claiming the Environmental Protection Agency fired two scientists for trying to organize a union at an EPA lab in Athens, Georgia. The lawsuit claims that EPA lab fired two employees and disciplinary actions against two other employees. The motive behind these actions, the lawsuit claims EPA was trying to “chill employees in the exercise of their rights […]
August 24, 2012

Postal Service plans to Default on $5.5 billion bill which could affect current employees

The U.S. Postal Service is expected to default a huge debt owed to the government in the amount of $5.5 billion dollars. The US Postal Service has made it known that it is experiencing financial struggles which may have an effect on thousands of job holders. It is unable to pay toward retiree health benefits. Day-to-day operations will remain in effect as normal but the agency’s debt is rising. Under a law passed by Congress […]
August 9, 2012

Parents defend putting children to work on farms

The Labor Department failed to pass an initiative that would require paid farm workers to be 16 to use power equipment, such as tractors. They would have to be 18 to work at grain elevators, silos and feedlots. The rules would not have applied to children working at farms owned by their parents, but they would have limited the paid jobs youngsters could do on their neighbors’ and relatives’ farms. The agency dropped its proposal […]