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Federal Employees News Digest : Feb. 4, 2013
February 4, 2013 Vol. 62, No. 27 4 Visit us on the Internet at www.FederalDaily.com Union membership continues to slip Union membership and union repre- sentation continued to dwindle in 2012, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At the same time, public- sector workers last year nonetheless con- tinued to outpace private-sector workers in terms of both union membership and union representation, BLS reported. About 7.3 million public-sector work- ers belonged to a union in 2012, com- pared with 7.0 million union workers in the private sector. The union member- ship rate for public-sector workers was more than five times higher than the rate for private-sector workers---35.9 percent compared to 6.6 percent of the workforce, respectively. Federal workers had the lowest rate of membership among public-sector work- ers, at 26.9 percent, compared to 41.7 percent of local government workers and 31.3 percent of state government workers. Within the public sector, union mem- bership in 2012 stood at 956,000 among federal workers, down from about 1 mil- lion in 2011; nearly 2 million among state workers, down about 5,000 members from 2011; and 4.4 million among local workers, down from 4.6 million the prior year. Numbers of public-sector workers with union representation in 2012---which includes both union members and work- ers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract---included 1.1 million federal employees, 2.2 million state workers and 4.8 million local work- ers. Numbers of employees represented by unions remained unchanged among state employees, but fell among both fed- eral and local employees. To see more, go to: www.bls.gov/news. release/pdf/union2.pdf. Senators prod Shinseki on VA claims backlog Two U.S. senators who represent the region experiencing the nation's worst backlog of veterans' benefits claims last week urged the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ramp up efforts to address the ongoing problem. Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski continued on page 5 union Membership and representation In the Federal Government 2011 2012 (In Thousands) Total employed 3,568 3,552 Total Union Members 1,004 956 Percent of Employed 28.1 26.9 union representation Total Employees Represented 1,185 1,114 Percent of Employed 33.2 31.4 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics WWW.FEDERALDAILY.COM/CATALOG • 800.989.3363 How To Manage Your Federal Job Furlough Plan ahead now in case your agency decides to take action. This guide is sold as a PDF download for quick purchase and delivery, so you have instant access to the information you need. Topics include: •How furlough days are designated •What happens to an employee’s paycheck during a furlough •How furlough time affects annual and sick leave accrual •How furlough time affects CSRS and FERS retirement eligibility and annuity computation •And more! Make sure you understand all the consequences of a furlough before it happens---order How To Manage Your Federal Job Furlough today. FederalDAILY Answer Book
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