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    Lightbulb AFGE Federal Firefighters for Kerry

    AFGE for Kerry
    http://www.afge.org/Index.cfm?Page=E...file=kerry.htm

    AFGE VA Workers for Kerry

    http://www.afge.org/documents/Kerry%...rs%20Final.pdf

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    AFGE Federal Firefighters

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    ONE UNION, ONE VOTE !!!!!

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    Thumbs up Firefighters for Kerry

    Here is the IAFF site.

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    Lightbulb Election 2004 AFGE Firefighters for Kerry

    Election 2004


    KERRY for the Federal Worker:
    http://www.afge.org/Index.cfm?Page=E...file=kerry.htm


    Your Issues & Action:
    http://www.afge.org/Index.cfm?Page=IssuesAction



    UNIONS COME TOGETHER TO STOP ANOTHER ASSAULT ON OVERTIME PAY BY BUSH.


    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The three largest federal employee unions—the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), and National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)—filed a joint amici curiae brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in support of attorneys at the Department of Justice (DoJ) in the case of John Doe v. United States, No. 03-5075. This case concerns overtime pay for federal government employees under the Federal Employees Pay Act, 5 U.S.C. §5542 (2000)(“FEPA”), an issue of prime importance to the unions and the more than 800,000 federal employees nationwide which they collectively represent.

    On June 23, 2004, a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals overturned a decision of the Court of Federal Claims, which in 2002 had ruled in favor of a class of more than 9,000 current and past DoJ attorneys. The lower court found that the “official policy at the Department of Justice has been to accept overtime work from its attorneys without paying for it,” and held the attorneys were entitled to overtime pay under FEPA. Among the factors that persuaded the court was DoJ’s practice of actually keeping two sets of time records—one recording the overtime and one reflecting a 40-hour work week.

    “This is just one more assault on overtime pay, coming on the heels of the Department of Labor’s offensive on the 40-hour work week,” said John Gage, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). "If one agency finds a way around accepted overtime practice, what's to stop another from doing so?"

    In reversing the lower court, the court of appeals held that the plaintiffs were not entitled to FEPA compensation because the overtime was not officially ordered or approved in writing as required by an Office of Personnel Management regulation (5 C.F.R. §550.111 (c)). The unions believe that the court erred in its determination and that, if the decision is allowed to stand, it would virtually eliminate FEPA overtime to the detriment of all federal employees and in derogation of the statute’s purpose. Accordingly, the unions’ brief requests a rehearing by the judges who decided the case or in the alternative a rehearing by the court of appeals en banc.



    AFGE WINS ON PAY RAISE


    Statement of John Gage, National President
    American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    On Pay-Raise Victory for Federal Workers

    Today the House Appropriations Committee confirmed, in a resounding bipartisan vote, what we've been saying all along: that the contributions of federal civilian and military personnel to our nation's general welfare and security deserve mutual recognition and respect. Thanks to the 2005 Hoyer-Wolf-Moran Pay Amendment to the Transportation, Treasury and Independent Agencies Appropriations bill, in a 42-16 vote, federal employees won a significant victory when the Appropriations Committee agreed that all workers in the federal government-whether blue- or white-collar, whether in the Department of Defenses, Department of Homeland Security or other agencies-deserve the same 3.5% pay increase as members of the military will receive in their basic pay.

    Government employees provide our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with supplies, and logistical and technical expertise. They were among the first to arrive on the scenes of destruction on September 11th, 2001. They also get the Social Security checks out on time, and take care of the medical needs of our veterans. Many of these employees are themselves veterans of the armed services and members of reserve and guard units.

    Congressmen Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Frank Wolf (R-Va.) and James Moran (D-Va.) are to be commended for taking the interests of the nation to heart by affirming the work performed on behalf of the American people.



    In Nov. Federal Firefighters for John Kerry!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AFGE Federal Firefighters

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    AFGE Federal Firefighters Steering Committee
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