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Veterans' Affairs Employee Union Urges Congress to Strengthen Collective Bargaining Rights at VA Hospitals
Date:2/13/2009

sychologists and licensed practical nurses.

"Collective bargaining rights play a critical role in improving public safety and the quality of public services provided by federal, state, and local governments, including safe air travel, crime control, and safe health care," said J. David Cox, AFGE national secretary-treasurer. "Congress outlined its intent to afford VA employees the same collective bargaining rights as other federal employees, but unfortunately for the VA workforce and the veterans they care for, the VA's current human resources policy has acted contrary to that intent."

The American Federation of Government Employees is the largest federal employee union representing 600,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.


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