26
AUG
2014

Just say No to Retailiation

“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.
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15
JUL
2014

Kirk meets with VA Secretary nominee and shares his concerns about the Leadership at Hines.

  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
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09
JUL
2014

This is how we fix the VA!

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
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22
JUN
2014

AFGE: Whistleblowers Need Protection from Retalitation

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
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22
JUN
2014

CBS Covers VA Whistleblowers

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
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