A free-choice program implemented to get veterans crucial medical care is under siege because the Department of Veterans Affairs has not paid millions of dollars owed to the doctors providing it. Now, the VA employee union, which opposes letting veterans get care outside their system in the first place, is citing VA employees’ failure as the reason to abort the fix. Is the union the problem? When did a government employee’s job become more important than the lives of the veterans they are supposed to be serving?
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When the bill I mentioned passed the senate, every Democrat and one Republican voted against the bill. http://federalnewsradio.com/legislation/2015/07/va...
Darn good question as to why federal employees need a union.
Seems like it would be hard to shrink government with unionized employees - also the cost of their Cadillac benefit plans is unsustainable
It is amazing that we need a new law to fire government employees for not doing their job. I like your suggestion about VA medical care for all federal employees.
Take away FEHS and replace it with only VA.
I'd rather see all Gov't unions abolished and then every agency could be cleaned up
How bad must the US gov be as an employer to have to have its employees be protected by a union????
Makes me wonder why they even need one? Oh wait, I forgot, its a way to force them to funnel money into the Democratic party's coffers and keep them from whistle blowing on corruption they witness.
Brad - I was in management for many years. I can't even imagine trying to run a business where employees who can't or wont do their jobs can't be fired. Is it any wonder the VA is a disaster? But there are some good employees at the VA.
I know what you mean. With the PC, it is getting harder in the private sector to get rid of people that don't perform. And it is not just the VA, it is any federal employee because they are protected by their union.
Guys, it's the same for state employees, too. Some are hardworking and work overtime to pull slack for the leeches. I was literally told that "more was expected of me 'because I was capable of doing it" and that XXX couldn't be expected to perform.
I didn't mean to not includes government workers at any level, state, local. In LA they have a problem with crews that are supposed to do road work and the news people find them not doing anything.