have been many changes that have occurred affecting our careers as Federal Employees and, unfortunately, probably many more
We are nearing the end of the first rating cycle
under New Beginnings. Unfortunately, the implementation has been anything but smooth.
The changes in the RIF (Reduction – in – Force) regulation removes Veterans preference and
President Trump issued an Executive Order directing management to stop communicating with Union representative’s about
workplace issues and to stop allowing employee input into any decision making process.
a time when the economy is on an upswing, stock markets are booming and unemployment at or near record lows, Federal Employees
are being treated like second class citizens.
that we are heading in the wrong direction. As gloomy as the future for Federal employees seems to be,
I believe that there is hope.
Because I believe in us!! I believe in the American worker; the tenacity, devotion
and spirit of unity that is embedded deep inside each and every one of us!! I believe that the working
families of our great country will unite together for the greater good of all workers, to ensure respect, dignity and equality
The question that we should be asking ourselves is whether we
are just going to take this lying down or do we have the fortitude and desire to help one another overcome these injustices.
Come to a Union meeting (first Thursday of the Month @ Tony’s Pizza 11:45 – 12:30), sign
up for text alerts from our National Office. Stay informed and involved so that we too; as Federal Employees,
can enjoy the same economic prosperity as the rest of the working families of America.
Donald P. Hale
President, AFGE L2367