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  • President Obama gestures while speaking Tuesday about the possible government shutdown at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Union blasts secretive Obama administration over looming shutdown

    Weeks after President Obama took office, John Gage, the head of the largest union for federal workers in the country, gave a speech hailing the new administration as a champion for "transparency, accountability and good government."

  • Union leaders reject Gray's pick to lead DYRS

    A coalition of union leaders on Tuesday rejected Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to head the District's troubled Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and criticized the mayor for abandoning campaign promises to give labor a voice in his administration.

  • "We cannot balance the budget" on the backs of residents and small businesses, said council member Jack Evans. (The Washington Times)

    Furloughs will be in D.C. plans, union says

    As the Democratic chairman of the D.C. Council Finance and Revenue Committee calls for payroll cuts, a union that represents thousands of city-government workers said furloughs will be a part of the District's budget-cutting proposal.

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