The Obama administration has issued a veto threat against the latest House Republican scheme to let Department of Veterans Affairs managers virtually fire workers at whim, a measure the AFL-CIO, the American Federation of Government Employees and House Democrats tried unsuccessfully to stop. The legislation, HR1994, by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., would virtually end all legal protections for any worker at the VA, the federation and the union said. “We will fight HR1994 in the Senate as hard as we fought it in the House, because it is the antithesis of accountability reform at the VA,” said AFGE President J. David Cox, a retired VA nurse whose union represents the agency’s workers. Click here to read more http://www.afge.org/Index.cfm?Page=PressReleases&PressReleaseID=1790
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