Victory for Labor Unions

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 8, 2018

Thumb upMissouri voters rejected a ban on the mandatory collection of union dues among private sector workers, in what’s being seen as a victory for labor unions. Republican lawmakers had passed the legislation but it was held off for more than a year after unions successfully petitioned for a referendum. • Here’s what people are saying.

Senate Passes Appropriations Measure Containing Federal Employee Pay Raise

Today, the Senate approved H.R. 6147, the FY19 Financial Services and General Government; Interior; Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development; and the Agriculture Appropriations bills, which contains a 1.9% pay increase for federal workers.

Seal of the United States SenateToday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) spending bill for FY 2019 as part of a package of appropriations bills that also includes appropriations for Interior, Agriculture, and Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (H.R. 6147, also called Minibus 2). The measure passed the Senate by a vote of 92 to 6. Continue reading “Senate Passes Appropriations Measure Containing Federal Employee Pay Raise”

FY19 Defense Authorization Bill Containing Government-wide Federal Employee Provisions Set for Enactment

Today, the Senate passed and sent to the President the conference report for the annual defense authorization act, which includes a handful of government-wide personnel provisions.

Seal of the United States SenateToday, the Senate passed the conference report for the annual defense policy bill, the defense authorization act (NDAA), H.R. 5515, that includes a handful of government-wide personnel provisions. The bill passed by a vote of 87 to 10. The House passed the measure on July 26 by a vote of 359 to 54. It is expected that the President will sign the bill into law in the next few days. Continue reading “FY19 Defense Authorization Bill Containing Government-wide Federal Employee Provisions Set for Enactment”