Federal Employee News

Monday, July 25, 2016

Proof of a rigged political system

As DNC Begins, Many Sanders Supporters Not Ready To Get On Board For Clinton

Snippet of Article: "...party Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will resign after the convention — not to mention that her reason for stepping down is that leaked emails showed DNC staffers favoring Clinton during the primaries, and even discussing ways to help her defeat Sanders...party leadership must also always remain impartial in the presidential nominating process, something which did not occur in the 2016 race..."

Source: www.opb.org

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 2016 Presidential race, DNC Rigged Against Bernie Sanders, Rigged Political System,

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Forced Medicare coverage will screw over Postal retirees and future retirees

Keep promises made to Postal retirees

Snippet of Article: "...Legislation recently approved by a House committee reforming the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) targets postal retirees to balance the Postal Service’s books, and it does so in the name of bipartisanship and expediency, usually good things. Not this time. Specifically, it breaks a promise made to now-retired postal workers and their survivors regarding their health benefits. It tells them they now must pay additional health insurance premiums for more, mostly duplicative, insurance coverage through Medicare or risk losing their health insurance benefits entirely. For postal retirees and survivors who are satisfied with their current coverage, that means another $122 per month or more to keep their current health insurance. This flies in the face of fairness and changes the rules for individuals who do not have the ability to increase their income..."

Source: thehill.com


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch secretly talks with Bill Clinton, but will not answer investigation questions

Lynch refuses to answer questions on Clinton email probe

Snippet of Article: "...Lynch’s unwillingness to provide her views on the facts or how the law applied to Clinton’s situation provoked considerable frustration from Republicans and, a couple hours into the session, a stern rebuke from the committee’s chairman. “Your refusal to answer questions about a person who seeks the most important office in this land is an abdication of your responsibility,” Goodlatte said as he prodded Lynch to be more responsive..."

Source: www.politico.com

Monday, July 11, 2016

Postal Contract Arbitration Award for APWU Represented Employees: Small wage increase for career employees (1.2% 2015 retro)

Postal Service, APWU Have New 40-Month Contract

Snippet of Article: "...A 1.2 percent increase is retroactive to Nov. 14, 2015, the APWU said. Employees will receive a 1.3 percent increase effective Nov. 26 and a second 1.3 percent increase on Nov. 25, 2017...employee portion of the cost of health premiums will increase by 1 percent per year for each of the next three years..."

Source: www.bna.com

APWU Contract Arbitration Award 2016, Health Premiums Skyrocket,

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Protecting the Elite: No charges from FBI on gross email negligence of Hillary

Hmmm: FBI Director to meet press, take off-camera questions at 11; Update: Matter will go to DoJ for “prosecutive decision”; Update: Will not recommend criminal charges; Update: Comey speech added

Snippet of Article: "...that statute expressly doesn’t require malicious intent for prosecution. It expressly states that “gross negligence” meets the standard for criminal prosecution, and Comey spent most of the presser making the case for gross negligence. And once again, if Comey thinks that this multiple-server e-mail scheme doesn’t rise to the level of prosecution, why is the DoJ prosecuting Kristian Saucier, a sailor who took a few cell-phone photos of his submarine for his own personal mementos?...Update: 'Hostile actors gained access' to the communications of people communicating with Hillary, and it’s 'possible that hostile actors gained access” to her system..."

Source: hotair.com

More Reading: Statement by FBI Director James B. Comey on the Investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Use of a Personal E-Mail System., July 5, 2016, www.fbi.com

Friday, July 1, 2016

Shielding Hillary: Privileged class vs working class

Loretta Lynch on Clinton meeting: 'I certainly wouldn't do it again'

Snippet of Article: "...Lynch said at the event, adding, "It's important to make it clear that that meeting with President Clinton does not have a bearing on how this matter will be reviewed and resolved." The assurances from Lynch follow criticism stemming from the meeting with Bill Clinton. Clinton joined Lynch aboard her plane while both were on the tarmac. Lynch said the pair mostly talked about grandchildren and a little golf ..."

Source: www.cnn.com

privileged class vs working class, conflict of interest,