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Bill would ensure blue-collar workers receive same local pay rates as white-collar counterparts

The American Federation of Government Employees congratulated Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania for introducing H.R. 2450, the Locality Pay Equity Act. AFGE also thanks and congratulates original cosponsors Tom Marino, Bob Brady, Chaka Fattah and Allison Schwartz, all of Pennsylvania.
The Locality Pay Equity Act would mean simple justice for the federal government’s blue-collar workforce. In numerous locations, the government treats hourly and salary workers who work in the same location as if they worked in different locations when it comes to calculating local pay rates. White-collar locality boundaries are drawn to encompass metropolitan labor markets, as defined by census data on commuting rates. Blue-collar locality boundaries are drawn according to the placement of military installations in the 1950s, long before federal white-collar workers were paid local differentials.

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Fracking Southern Illinois

June 27th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Web - (0 Comments)
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Set your DVR or tune in ABC7 Chicago this Sunday, June 30, 1:00 p.m. for a special half hour documentary that explores the critical ethical questions behind hydraulic fracking.

The fight is between corporate interests, who want to extract enormous amounts of formerly inaccessible oil and natural gas and point to economic benefits from the process, and their opponents, who warn of environmental dangers: contamination of ground water, depletion of fresh water, risks to air quality, and migration of hazardous chemicals to the surface.

AFGE Local 1395 2013 Elections Results

June 21st, 2013 | Posted by admin in News | Vote - (0 Comments)
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Local 1395 Election Results from June 12, 2013:
President (1)
Agatha Joseph

Executive Vice-President (1)
Richard Sorokas

Vice-President at Large (3)
H. Justine James
Archester Neal
Eddie Smith

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