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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2012
John Gage, who has served as president of the American Federation of Government Employees for nearly a decade, said Tuesday he intends to retire later this summer to spend more time with his family. "I have a growing family that I've kind of neglected," Gage, who is 66 and lives in Baltimore, said in a brief interview with The Sun . "I never have been able to really put in perspective the people who love me and the union activities. " As head of the nation's largest federal employee union, Gage has battled with lawmakers and the White House at a particularly difficult time for federal employees.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2012
John Gage, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, has announced he will retire in August after leading the politically powerful union for the past nine years. The Baltimore resident, who is 66, has battled with Congress and the White House over recent cuts to the federal workforce. A Pittsburgh native, Gage was a minor-league catcher in the Orioles organization in the late 1960s. He worked for the Social Security Administration in the 1970s as a disability claims examiner.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2012
John Gage, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, has announced he will retire in August after leading the politically powerful union for the past nine years. The Baltimore resident, who is 66, has battled with Congress and the White House over recent cuts to the federal workforce. A Pittsburgh native, Gage was a minor-league catcher in the Orioles organization in the late 1960s. He worked for the Social Security Administration in the 1970s as a disability claims examiner.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2012
John Gage, who has served as president of the American Federation of Government Employees for nearly a decade, said Tuesday he intends to retire later this summer to spend more time with his family. "I have a growing family that I've kind of neglected," Gage, who is 66 and lives in Baltimore, said in a brief interview with The Sun . "I never have been able to really put in perspective the people who love me and the union activities. " As head of the nation's largest federal employee union, Gage has battled with lawmakers and the White House at a particularly difficult time for federal employees.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1992
Local 1923 of the America Federation of Government Employees has been notified that the U.S. Labor Department has found "probable cause" that there was an election violation during its November balloting, according to John Gage, president of the local.The Labor Department has asked the union to discuss the matter further with the agency or to voluntarily hold another election, Mr. Gage said.The issue is being handled by the national union's attorney, Mr. ++ Gage said.The alleged violation concerned whether the union acted properly in disqualifying a retired member from running for president because of non-payment of dues, said Mr. Gage, who subsequently won the election, defeating Phillip Otto.
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November 30, 2010
Thank God for Social Security employee Lindsey Branch who said she would "just tighten a little more" when learning of the federal wage freeze ("200,000 in Md. face U.S. pay freeze," Nov. 30). Compare this to whiner John Gage, who heads the largest federal employee union, stating that the freeze treats federal workers as "sacrificial lambs. " He should check out page one of the Maryland Business section of Tuesday's Baltimore Sun. Jobless benefits ended Tuesday for those still without jobs but needing to care for their families.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1992
New unemployment claims easeNew claims for state unemployment benefits fell slightly in the latest week, the Labor Department said yesterday, signaling that the nation's jobless outlook may be better than the June unemployment report suggested.Adjusting for seasonal factors, the number of Americans filing for initial unemployment benefits totaled 416,000 in the week ending June 27, down 4,000 from the previous week. Wall Street economists had forecast 418,000 new claims. for the period.Possible violationLocal 1923 of the America Federation of Government Employees has been notified that the U.S. Labor Department has found "probable cause" that there was an election violation during its November balloting, according to local John Gage, president of the local.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Staff Writer | March 5, 1992
Baltimore County officials turned up the heat on the U.S. General Services Administration yesterday, announcing a coalition that will lobby the GSA to keep the Health Care Financing Administration and its 3,000 jobs in Woodlawn.County Executive Roger B. Hayden, Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-Md.-2d., and leaders of business groups and the union representing HCFA workers said they are trying to keep the HCFA from bowing to political pressure from city officials and moving into the city.They say officials including Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | September 7, 1996
Amid employee claims of safety and health hazards at the Social Security Administration Annex building in Woodlawn, the agency's Inspector General's office has launched an investigation of those complaints.The inquiry came at the request of 2nd District Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., after his office received several complaints from constituents about what they said were problems at the building.James Huse, assistant inspector general for criminal investigations, declined to give specifics about the complaints or the investigation, but said officials have been interviewing employees for the past few months.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney | March 4, 1992
Baltimore County officials stepped up the heat on the U.S. General Services Administration today, announcing a coalition that will lobby GSA to keep the Health Care Financing Administration and its 3,000 jobs in Woodlawn.County Executive Roger B. Hayden, Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-Md.-2d., and leaders of business groups and the union representing HCFA workers said they are trying to keep HCFA from moving into the city. They say city officials such as Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.-3d. are pushing for the city -- although Mrs. Bentley acknowledged she has used her position on the House subcommittee that oversees GSA to lobby for Woodlawn.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2004
Social Security Administration employees in the Baltimore area met yesterday to discuss negotiations under way for a new labor contract and kick off a national effort by federal workers against privatization of government jobs. SSA has proposed a collective bargaining agreement that would change rules for overtime and personal leave and institute a new dress code. "It's not the worst contract we've seen, but it represents the worst abuse of power that I've ever witnessed," said John Gage of Baltimore, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, referring to what he called the Bush administration's efforts to weaken federal labor unions.
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By Carol Emert and Carol Emert,States News Service | March 20, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Union officials in Maryland, while relieved that a federal judge threw out a law that bars federal employees from accepting honoraria for speeches and articles, say the legal battle isn't over yet.The law was "half-baked to begin with -- trying to keep federal workers from getting money for speaking and writing they do outside the job," said John Gage, president of Local 1923 of the American Federation of Government Employees, speaking yesterday...
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