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The Liberal Union Behind the IRS
The American Spectator ^ | 5/16/2013 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 05/16/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

The IRS?

It’s about a union: the National Treasury Employees Union. The NTEU. A left-wing union representing 150,000 employees in 31 separate government agencies, including the IRS. A union that not only endorsed President Obama for election and re-election, but a union whose current president, Colleen Kelly, was a 14-year IRS agent and now is both union president and Obama administration appointee (of which more in a moment).

It’s about 94% of NTEU union contributions going to Democrats in the Senate and House in 2012 — candidates who campaigned as vociferous opponents of the Tea Party.

And the recently released report from the Treasury Inspector General? You will not find a single reference to the NTEU. Whose members are both player and referee in the exploding controversy over the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

Which raises the obvious question: how many NTEU members were involved in the writing of the Inspector General’s report?

Even more to the point, what contact — what coordination — has the Obama White House had with their allies in the NTEU leadership as both the White House and the NTEU race to get on top of a scandal that is rapidly engulfing both?

Did I mention that the NTEU has no comment on all of this? And that when President Obama went in front of cameras to make his statement on the IRS scandal — he never once mentioned his very powerful union buddies that have the run of the IRS? Right down to the control of who gets a Blackberry? Literally.

Let’s first see how the IRS/NTEU game with the Tea Party and conservatives is played, shall we?

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; criminalunions; democrats; fraud; govtabuse; impeachnow; irs; irsbrownshirts; irsscandal; irsunion; liberalunion; nteu; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; tyranny; unioncorruption; unions; unionthugs
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1 posted on 05/16/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
a union whose current president, Colleen Kelly, was a 14-year IRS agent and now is both union president and Obama administration appointee

This stinks of political coercion through the union thugs that backed Obama. The relationship between Obama, White House, IRS and thugs reeks. It stinks out loud. In itself it is an impeachable offense.

2 posted on 05/16/2013 4:53:22 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama abandoned the defenders in Benghazi - They died; he lied.)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is a scandal in itself! I had no idea about this and bet most conservatives didn’t as well.

God has given us several opportunities to set our country straight with the exposure of these democRAT scandals. The Republicans better put the pedal to the metal and use these golden opportunities to right some very evil wrongs.

Warning to Boehner and the GOP establishment: We’re watching!!!


3 posted on 05/16/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: RoosterRedux

With Steven Hayes’ excellent work on Benghazi to be followed up by this very detailed expose, the American Standard is shining at this point. Be it totally counter to Bill and Fred who are the poster children for elitist GOPe dogma.

It will be interesting to see how this revelation gets any additional talk and editing space.

FDR was entirely correct about one thing, unions have no place in civil service.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Rapscallion
It's also astonishing that the IRS is actually controlled by a liberal, Obama-loyal union, the NTEU...whose very president is, in a separate matter, an Obama appointee to a committee which decides the salaries of federal employees.

This article exposes something so mind-boggling as to cause one to wonder if the entire Obama government might fall.

5 posted on 05/16/2013 4:58:16 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: mazda77

make that American Spectator


6 posted on 05/16/2013 4:58:33 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77
This was the American Spectator...who is also known for great work.
7 posted on 05/16/2013 4:59:20 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: demkicker
This is a scandal in itself! I had no idea about this and bet most conservatives didn’t as well.

A major scandal...we must shout it from the rooftops.

8 posted on 05/16/2013 5:00:25 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Rapscallion

Public workers unions should all be outlawed, at every level.


9 posted on 05/16/2013 5:01:33 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: RoosterRedux

This is really approaching pitchfork and torch time...

This kind of abuse of power cannot stand, and someone, preferably our elected representatives, need to do something about it.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 5:02:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux
This is the crux of the matter. The involvement of left wing unions with the permanent bureaucracy. Unless they are removed permanently from government, we will never make any progress, no matter who wins elections. Every aspect of government at Federal, State, and Local levels is dominated up and down by Democrats, even where Republicans control the executive and legislative branches. In the current situation, did Obama or Holder give the order to go after Conservatives, I'm 99% sure they did not. However, they did not have to. The MSNBC watching moonbats who populate the bureaucracy do not need orders, their biases dictate what they will do. Unless the government at all levels is deunionized, any investigation here will be a waste of time.
11 posted on 05/16/2013 5:04:07 AM PDT by gusty
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To: MrB

I’m gonna email this story to Bret Baier.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 5:06:19 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: MrB
I’m gonna email this story to Bret Baier.

DONE

13 posted on 05/16/2013 5:11:15 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

BTTT - Jeffrey Lord, great article.

Man are we in trouble. End the IRS but end the NTEU even more. Leaking individual tax information is supposed to be a jailtime offense. Get them. Get them all.


14 posted on 05/16/2013 5:11:48 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Great point!


15 posted on 05/16/2013 5:12:31 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Admin Moderator

This is breaking news and really should be treated as such.


16 posted on 05/16/2013 5:14:14 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.nteu.org/NTEU/

They’re in everything gubmint...


17 posted on 05/16/2013 5:16:15 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae

My God!


18 posted on 05/16/2013 5:17:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, you should see this article. Amazing that the IRS is actually controlled by a liberal, Obama-supporting union.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 5:25:31 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Just posted a link to my local Tea Party’s facebook page.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 5:28:28 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: meyer

Excellent.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 5:29:29 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux
The NTEU represents the following union scum members:

Dept. of Agriculture
• Farm Service Agency
• Food and Nutrition Service

Dept. of Commerce
• Patent and Trademark Office

Dept. of Energy

Dept. of Health and Human Services
• Administration for Children and Families
• Administration on Community Living
• Food and Drug Administration
• Health Resources and Services Administration
• Indian Health Service
• National Center for Health Statistics
• Office of the Secretary
• Program Support Center
• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Dept. of Homeland Security
• U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Dept. of the Interior
• National Park Service

Dept. of the Treasury
• Bureau of Engraving and Printing
• Bureau of the Public Debt
• Departmental Offices
• Financial Management Service
• Internal Revenue Service
• Office of Chief Counsel
• Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
• Tax and Trade Bureau

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Federal Election Commission

National Credit Union Administration

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Securities and Exchange Commission

Social Security Administration
• Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

22 posted on 05/16/2013 5:34:07 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: RoosterRedux; thouworm; penelopesire; Liz; SE Mom; maggief; onyx

Any way we can find out if any individuals in the groups listed in the following articles are also in this union

http://m.cnsnews.com/blog/mike-ciandella/soros-gave-61-million-groups-linked-pressure-irs-target-conservative-nonprofits

Were the four employees who “were just doing what the boss told them to do “ getting a bonus for their efforts? Where’d the money come from?

Two will be testifying Monday in front of congress


23 posted on 05/16/2013 5:39:37 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: meyer

Me too.


24 posted on 05/16/2013 5:40:33 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m certain that when the IRS was created (BTW, let’s quit calling it a “service,” it’s anything BUT a service), there were all kinds of assurances from the liberals of the day that taxation powers would never be used for political purposes or to squash a political party, oh how could you think such a thing, oh government would never stoop so low, etc, etc


25 posted on 05/16/2013 5:44:49 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: RoosterRedux
This is a monstrously important article.

This union is the ghost in the machine.

26 posted on 05/16/2013 5:45:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
I emailed it to Bret Baier but have no idea if it will register.
27 posted on 05/16/2013 5:47:42 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I wish they could write articles to be read instead of designed to boost page hits.


28 posted on 05/16/2013 5:50:23 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Admin Moderator

This should be in breaking news and stay there for a while. Very important article for ideals of conservatism and small government. Most of the important info is at the site as the article is excerpted. All freepers should read.


29 posted on 05/16/2013 6:08:53 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: RoosterRedux; LucyT; MestaMachine; butterdezillion

Thanks roosterRedux!

LucyT, MestaMachine, butterdezillion

Pinging y’all to this topic.

Also see post #22!


30 posted on 05/16/2013 6:09:18 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

Thank you for spreading this story. It’s mindboggling how this has slipped by so far without being noticed.


31 posted on 05/16/2013 6:11:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

And this is exactly why public employee unions are unconstitutional.


32 posted on 05/16/2013 6:11:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is the ‘chain of command’ Obama used. That way, the ‘orders’ are not traceable within the Administration.


33 posted on 05/16/2013 6:12:55 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: RoosterRedux; waterhill; ixtl

I think it is time......this is utter BS!


34 posted on 05/16/2013 6:13:21 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: cripplecreek

I can’t think where they’d be unconstitutional,

but they definitely are inherently a conflict of interest to the detriment of the people of the USA.


35 posted on 05/16/2013 6:14:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Carry_Okie
Right.

Obama thinks he is so smart to have the unions controlling everything behind the scenes. Too smart by half.

I think Obama is going down.

36 posted on 05/16/2013 6:16:42 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Govt employee unions should be PROHIBITTED from using funds to support political candidates.

It is using tax dollars against taxpayers, plain and simple.

Government unions should be barred completely, in fact


37 posted on 05/16/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: MrB
Public service unions are in a position to enforce their will through force and coercion.

Cop Union Boss Boasts of Beating Lawmakers With Flashlights: If Soldiers Don’t Have Unions, Why Do Police and Teachers? (Story from 2011)

"We intend to walk into Lansing after the summer break and ask the Republicans who have been so eagerly screwing us, 'who's next?' If we cannot earn their respect we will do what we have always done; hit it with a flashlight until we gain compliance."
38 posted on 05/16/2013 6:19:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Impeachment File on B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


39 posted on 05/16/2013 6:22:38 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Obama thinks he is so smart to have the unions controlling everything behind the scenes. Too smart by half.

These demonstrations of connivance and perfidy do add up in the public mind, in that for each, the likelihood of the connections necessary for attribution increase. It becomes a pattern of behavior, the fearful obsession for total power, a delusional and paranoid narcissist grasping at every straw and tossing garbage cans in the alley to avoid pursuit.

40 posted on 05/16/2013 6:22:45 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: RoosterRedux
There is a broader lesson to be learned which is that the Democrats manage to get you and me to finance not just their campaigns but their causes. It ranges from academia where we the taxpayers finance a host of left-wing studies and advance the careers of left-wing academicians, it includes the public financing of public schools which serve as indoctrination centers, it extends to public television and public radio, it is evident in our eleemosynary institutions, and it is certainly evident in grants and contracts let out to left-wing agitators etc.

The compulsory collection of union dues from unwilling workers is only one of the more egregious examples of public financing of the left but even that is exceeded by public funding of Planned Parenthood.

If we win this battle about the IRS and the public sector union no longer can distort the IRS to suppress free conservative speech, we will not have won a victory, we will merely have leveled the playing field. The left will go on to tilt the field elsewhere.


41 posted on 05/16/2013 6:24:24 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Mr. K

Imagine a situation where unionized prison guards are going to be laid off due to a falling prison population. They can coordinate with unionized police and court employees to correct the problem.

Its not far fetched at all. When prison guards here in Michigan were going to be laid off, Jenny Granholm made a deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger to import California prison inmates. California couldn’t pay us so Granholm just dumped the cost on Michigan taxpayers.


42 posted on 05/16/2013 6:26:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The best solution to that, AFAIC, is for conservative states to strictly enforce the 10th amendment,

and for people to vote with their feet.


43 posted on 05/16/2013 6:26:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux

One can only hope...and pray,,,and do everything in our power to make it so.


44 posted on 05/16/2013 6:27:40 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: RoosterRedux
It is becoming more and more clear who our enemies are and where they are located. I had no idea the IRS was unionized. We must put as much pressure as we can on Congress to rid us of the IRS, Obamacare, and stop federal employee unionization. Otherwise, we are finished, and the fascist/socialists will have completely taken the country.

My gosh, these leftist are like termites; they eat the wood from inside out, and all looks good until it snaps and collapses.

45 posted on 05/16/2013 6:28:33 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: demkicker

I can’t believe how naive I have been about so much of this. In the back of my head I kept trying to figure out how this could possibly have happened at any major scale within the IRS. It must, by necessity, be neutral politically. Without this knowledge it seems plausible that this was a rogue set of individuals. But understanding this changes everything I assumed (wittingly or not) to be true about the situation.

If we are not emboldened to act by what we are seeing I fear nothing can wake us from this slumber.


46 posted on 05/16/2013 6:29:53 AM PDT by Frapster (There you go again...)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is getting to the point now where alone these scandals are huge but together so egregious that the administration must be severely toppled or neutered. If they somehow manage to push everything aside and go on as they have they will double down and what is then to stop them from going full crazy communist.V. Jarret said they don’t forget who is with them and against them - revenge will be their instinctual proclivity.

When there is no justice or repercussions for corruption then the people fear the government and the government becomes more abusive of it’s citizens. As in the old USSR. Definitely the perfect storm in the next 12 months.


47 posted on 05/16/2013 6:33:41 AM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones)
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To: RoosterRedux

48 posted on 05/16/2013 6:34:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: RoosterRedux; ConservativeInPA; WildHighlander57; MestaMachine; Old Sarge; shibumi; ...
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The Liberal Union Behind the IRS

"Amazing that the IRS is actually controlled by a liberal, Obama-supporting union."

. . . . Check out article, then see list of unions at # 22.

Thanks, Wildhighlander57.

49 posted on 05/16/2013 6:34:25 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: hoosiermama; RoosterRedux; thouworm; penelopesire; Liz; SE Mom; onyx; crosslink

http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/09/news/economy/obama-federal-workers/index.html

Federal workers cheer Obama win but want pay unfrozen
November 9, 2012

(snip)

Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said their support of Obama was never in question, as union members believe that Obama “has stood with federal employees 90% of the time.”

“President Obama recognizes the work that federal employees do,” said Kelley, whose union endorsed Obama. “You didn’t have to look very far on the Romney-Ryan plate to see how they valued federal workers.”

(snip)

Kelley said she predicts the attacks on workers’ pay and benefits will “unfortunately continue.”

“Most of it came out of the House, and people like Paul Ryan, who passed his budget through the House, put a very big target on the back of federal employees. Kelley said. “And he’s still in Congress.”

Kelley said her No. 1 issue right now is getting federal worker salaries unfrozen on Jan. 1, even if that means working out a deal later in the year and making pay hikes retroactive to Jan. 1.

(snip)

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-10/politics/38432268_1_federal-employees-federal-workforce-employee-pension-contributions

Obama budget raises federal worker pay and pension contributions
By Joe Davidson,April 10, 2013

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/consumer-financial-protection-bureau-employees-union-91371.html

5/15/13

Employees at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aren’t just looking out for consumers’ interests — they’re looking out for their own jobs, too.

The agency’s workforce voted last week to join the National Treasury Employees Union, a federal union that also represents employees at other financial regulators, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Why would employees at CFPB — an agency with liberal bona fides, generous compensation and top-notch benefits — want to form a union?

The push to organize was driven in large part by news that many employees in Washington would be forced to give up their private offices while the bureau renovates its headquarters, according to several people familiar with the situation.

Sources said D.C. staffers, which include top regulatory lawyers, economists and policymakers, were “absolutely livid” about their current office space, where groups of four or five people are often sharing single offices “with very, very thin walls.”

(snip)

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/11/09/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts-11910

President Obama announced his appointment of the following individuals to key administration posts:

Stephen E. Condrey, Appointee for Chairman, Federal Salary Council
Stephen Condrey is senior associate and director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s human resource management assistance program and adjunct professor of public administration in the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. He has over 25 years of professional experience in human resource management and has consulted nationally and internationally with over 500 organizations concerning personnel-related issues. Condrey received his B.S. from the University of Montevallo, his MPA from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

Lou Cannon, Appointee for Member, Federal Salary Council
Lou Cannon is the Chief of Police of the District of Columbia Protective Services Police Department and Deputy Director at the Department of Real Estate Services. In this role, he is responsible for all of the Department’s operations, including security and law enforcement for over five hundred Government facilities. Prior to that, he served at the Department of Navy Office as Naval Intelligence Chief of Police and Commander of Law Enforcement Operations Emergency Preparedness and Anti-Terrorism. During his thirty-five plus years in law enforcement, Cannon also served with the Department of Treasury US Mint Police as Commander of Operations and Major Events, the Library of Congress Police Department, and the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department.

Jeffrey David Cox, Appointee for Member, Federal Salary Council
Jeffrey David Cox is the National Secretary Treasurer at the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). Prior to serving in this role, Cox served more than 11 years as first executive vice president of the AFGE National Veterans Affairs Council and 18 years as president of Local 1738. He also served as co-chair of the VA National Partnership Council and is currently Vice Co-Chair of the AFL-CIO’s Union Veterans Council.

Rex L. Facer, Appointee for Member, Federal Salary Council
Rex L. Facer is associate professor and the Warren Jones Fellow of Public Finance and Management in the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, where he teaches in the Master of Public Administration program. His current research focuses on alternative work schedules, financing infrastructure, the role of infrastructure in economic development, and budgetary decision-making. Facer earned his B.A. and MPA from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in Public Management, Public Policy Analysis, and Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

Bill Fenaughty, Appointee for Member, Federal Salary Council
Bill Fenaughty is the National Secretary-Treasurer of the National Federation of Federal Employees, a position that he has held since July, 2009. A 34-year veteran of the federal workforce at the Watervliet Arsenal, and a union member for nearly 30-years, Fenaughty holds extensive representational experience as both a local and national union officer. Prior to assuming the office of Secretary-Treasurer, Fenaughty worked as National Assistant Directing Business Representative (ADBR) from 2002-2009. Before joining the civilian federal workforce in 1973, Fenaughty served in the United States Navy from 1964-1968. He was also a long time member of the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving for 25 years until his retirement in 1990. He attended SUNY at Albany and is a graduate of the National Labor College, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies.

Colleen Kelley, Appointee for Member, Federal Salary Council
Colleen Kelley is the National President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), representing approximately 150,000 employees in 31 separate government agencies. Kelley was elected NTEU president in 1999. She serves on the Employee Thrift Advisory Council of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Board of Directors, and the Board of Governors of the Partnership for Public Service. Previously, Kelley was an IRS Revenue Agent for 14 years and served in various NTEU chapter leadership positions, including chapter president of NTEU Chapter 34 in Pittsburgh. She has a B.A. in accounting from Drexel University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jacqueline Simon, Appointee for Member, Federal Salary Council
Jacqueline Simon is currently the Public Policy Director at the American Federation of Government Employees. She has served as a spokesperson for the organization on wide range of issues related to federal government, advocated for federal employees, and organized labor more generally. Prior to her Public Policy Director role, Jacqueline Simon was an Economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an Economist at the AFL-CIO. In both capacities she dealt with union and labor research. Ms. Simon has a B.A. in Economics from The American University.


50 posted on 05/16/2013 6:35:21 AM PDT by maggief
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