Daines slams new VA labor agreement for lacking needed reform
U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement after President Biden’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) signed a master collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) that fails to address significant labor concerns and protects poor-performing employees.
“The Biden administration is once again putting Montana veterans last. As veteran confidence in the VA continues to plummet, this new labor agreement will maintain the status quo of poor service and employment difficulties,” Daines said. “I hear from veterans across the Treasure State that they are fed up with outrageous wait times and low-quality care. This move from the Biden administration will only exacerbate these issues. It’s time this administration starts putting the men and women who served and sacrificed for our nation first.”