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Press Releases

VA Secretary clarifies collective bargaining authority related to professional conduct, patient care (8/17/2018)

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that VA Secretary Robert Wilkie clarified that unions can no longer use collective bargaining rights when it comes to professional conduct and patient care by VA providers. Specifically, Secretary Wilkie has taken back rights the VA gave away under the previous Administration to preclude collective bargaining on issues indirectly related to VA providers' professional conduct or competence (patient care).

At White House, VA Secretary underscores low unemployment for Veterans under President Trump (8/17/2018)

In his first White House Cabinet Meeting as Secretary of Veterans Affairs yesterday, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie underscored for President Donald Trump and the public how the President's policies have led to near-record-low unemployment rates for America's Veterans. Asked by the President to talk about Veterans' Choice with reporters present, Secretary Wilkie said, 'Sir, it's moving along well, but I would start with something else. We are experiencing, with the economic boom, lowering rates of vets unemployed. Probably the best trends that we've seen in many, many years?And that is -- that is a boon for our warriors across the country.'

VA, Walgreens collaborate to improve care coordination for Veterans (8/17/2018)

WASHINGTON - As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to improve care coordination for Veterans, the department is working with pharmacy services provider Walgreens to coordinate patient and pharmaceutical care for VA-enrolled patients.

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