Women hold about two-thirds of all U.S. student debt

Excerpted from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on June 6, 2018

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)Women hold about two-thirds of all U.S. student debt, which reached around $1.5 trillion in the early months of 2018, according to a report from the American Association of University Women. The average graduate now owes around $28,400, with women owing $2,740 more than their male counterparts upon completing a degree. Women are also repaying their debt more slowly, meaning they’re accruing more interest over time. • Here’s what people are saying.

Executive Order Litigation Update

NTEU has bolstered its complaint to include challenges to the purported exclusion of performance ratings and incentive pay, including monetary awards, from the scope of the negotiated grievance procedure.

Wooden gavelAs I previously shared, NTEU has filed suit to challenge provisions of two Executive Orders (EOs) that were issued on May 25. NTEU originally challenged portions of the EOs concerning official time and performance improvement periods.

NTEU has now expanded the scope of its legal challenge. NTEU has revised its court complaint to include a challenge to the EO provisions that would exclude performance ratings and all incentive pay, including monetary awards, from the scope of the negotiated grievance procedure. Continue reading “Executive Order Litigation Update”

NTEU Champions Legislation Giving Employees A Voice in Light of Recent Executive Orders

NTEU is supporting legislation introduced to re-establish labor -management forums and ensure that federal workers have a seat at the table in light of the recent anti-employee Executive Orders issued by President Trump.

People overlapping hands to show unityAs you know, on Friday, May 25, President Trump issued three Executive Orders (EOs) aimed at gutting the collective bargaining and due process rights of federal workers. A main theme throughout the EOs is the attempt to limit the right of employees to have a voice in their workplaces and to bring issues of concern forward to discuss with management in a cooperative and collegial manner. This is consistent with the President’s earlier EO issued in October 2017 which dismantled the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations and pushed agencies to abolish their local forums. Continue reading “NTEU Champions Legislation Giving Employees A Voice in Light of Recent Executive Orders”