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CBS Covers AFGE Fighting Secret VA Wait Lists
CBS interviewed AFGE Local 781 leader Germaine Clarno about the union's efforts to reduce wait times for veterans.
AFGE Stands Against Fraud
"We do a lot of good things at the VA. I'm proud to work there. I'm proud to serve our nation's heroes. We've just got to make some changes," American Federation of Government Employees Local 781 President Germaine Clarno told NBC Chicago on May 16th.
AFGE: Whistleblowers Need Protection from Retalitation
AFGE Local 781 President Germaine Clarno tells ABC Chicago that VA employees at Hines want to expose fraud and abuse.
“She cried foul about the way a Veteran Affairs hospital in Hines allegedly was treating its patients. Now, she says she is being harassed by the hospital for speaking up.” Read the full story from the Sun Times.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Nominee Robert McDonald and requested that, if confirmed, he urgently join him in visiting Illinois’ five VA hospitals. Senator Kirk detailed his requests of McDonald in a letter, which can
Last Tuesday night I watched the VA Congressional hearing with testimonies from VA Whistleblowers. It was déjà vu all over again! The same tactics of management to intimidate employees are done here at Hines. I think there is a manual for managers in the VA with step by step instruct
ABC Chicago covered the latest in the revelations of fraud and abuse committed by Veteran Affairs Directors: “The Inspector General’s report calls it a systemic problem: secret lists that hide the truth about how long veterans are waiting to receive the health care they ne
CBS Chicago spoke to American Federation of Government Employees Local 781 President Germaine Clarno about the union’s effort to fight for quality care for veterans. As the wait times scandal is further investigated, AFGE members will continue to fight to reduce wait times and
From SavetheVA.wordpress.com: American Federation of Government Employees Local 781 members and activists will launch a day of action at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Medical Center to educate employees and veterans on the issues of retaliation and harassment occurring at the facility. “Our
“We do a lot of good things at the VA. I’m proud to work there. I’m proud to serve our nation’s heroes. We’ve just got to make some changes,” American Federation of Government Employees Local 781 President Germaine Clarno told NBC Chicago on May
In a recent Chicago Tribune article, American Federation of Government Employees Local 781 President Germaine Clarno rejects Veterans Affairs Executive’s claims that they are no secret wait lists for Veterans seeking care. “I’ve seen these lists,” Clarno told the Tribune in an