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Union leaders brace for fights with Congress

Union leaders brace for fights with Congress

Tony Reardon and J. David Cox Sr. have more than 800,000 federal workers counting on them.

The men lead the two largest unions representing federal workers, and they spend their days trying to make sure their members are treated properly when it comes to salaries, benefits and retirement.

Reardon was just elected president last month of the 150,000-member National Treasury Employees Union, replacing longtime NTEU leader Colleen M. Kelley, while Cox just won a second term as president of the 670,000-member American Federation of...