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Ever wonder how Govt.employees came to be paid 50% more than comparable jobs in the private sector?
National Treasury Employees Union ^ | 10/03/2010 | Bibberts

Posted on 10/03/2010 8:21:12 AM PDT by gartrell bibberts

Achievements of the NTEU!

• Launched a successful campaign to cancel the IRS private tax collection program.

• Consistently fights for fair and competitive annual pay raises for federal civilian employees.

• Won and implemented the enhanced Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) retirement benefits for Customs and Border Protection Officers.

• Saw the files work returned to IRS employees at seven service centers after years of opposition

• Chartered new Transportation Security Administration chapters and continued nationwide organizing efforts

• Won a five-year battle to defeat administration efforts to create an anti-union, anti-employee labor relations system at the Department of Homeland Security by severely restricting collective bargaining rights.

• Won $533 million in back pay for federal employees when an appeals court ruled against President Nixon’s 1972 pay raise deferral.

• Fought for passage of a bill that made permanent a child care tuition assistance program for federal employees.

• Aggressively pushed for Flexible Spending Accounts for federal employees and an initiative allowing the use of pretax income to pay health care premiums.

• Secured an expansion of the ability to contribute to or modify contributions to the federal Thrift Savings Plan.

• Fought successfully for a dental-vision plan for federal workers.

• Won the right for federal employees to earn compensatory time for business travel outside normal work hours.

• Won thousands of dollars in back pay for Customs and Border Protection Officers forced to work an unpaid sixth day of training.

• Won a federal court ruling that employees have the right to review promotion files.

• Fought for, and secured, reforms to the 1939 Hatch Act that expanded political and legislative action rights of federal employees.

• Negotiated a precedent-setting employee salary and benefit package with the FDIC.

• Secured priority promotion consideration for 1,400 IRS employees in the largest case of its kind ever in the federal sector.

• Beat back an IRS attempt to close dozens of its Taxpayer Assistance Centers nationwide.

• Won a first-ever court victory against an agency’s illegal use of appropriated funds to give federal jobs to a contractor without giving employees the chance to compete.

TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: government; pay
Collective bargaining by public employees was illegal for most of the history of the U.S. Reason: simple! Raises are granted by the Government. but paid for by the 50% of us who pay taxes. We are "cut out" of the loop.
1 posted on 10/03/2010 8:21:20 AM PDT by gartrell bibberts
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To: gartrell bibberts

My daughter has health problems, migraines, asthma, seems to catch almost everything, so she ended up working for the county because it has good benefits and she’s almost impossible to fire. She can barely stand the work ethic of her co workers after having been in our family construction business but at least some of her supervisors have noticed that she has way more initiative than most of her co-workers.

2 posted on 10/03/2010 8:28:11 AM PDT by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: gartrell bibberts
So, out of all those items in the list which ones do you think should be reversed first?

(I presume you disagree with all of them BTW, which is why I ask for a ranking).

3 posted on 10/03/2010 8:34:47 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: gartrell bibberts

it should be illegal for any public employee to unionize...unions and politicians. how do we undo

4 posted on 10/03/2010 8:38:49 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: gartrell bibberts

The tumor has grown larger than the patient.

5 posted on 10/03/2010 8:40:49 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: gartrell bibberts
but paid for by the 50% %100 of us who pay taxes

sorry, but from my perspective, federal employees dont pay taxes...actually any govt. worker...including the military...a 75k federal worker, who pays 25k in taxes....the way I look at it, works for 50k tax free..aka civil SERVICE...aka military SERVICE

6 posted on 10/03/2010 8:41:54 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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