AFGE sues Trump administration over recent executive orders
On May 30th, AFGE sued the Trump administration in response to an executive order Donald Trump issued that aims to deny workers their legal right to representation at the worksite.
On May 25th, President Trump signed three executive orders that chip away at due process and collective bargaining rights for federal employees.
These 3 executive orders will:
Severely limit federal workers’ rights and access to representation in the workplace, including drastically limiting the time union representatives are legally mandated to represent employees.
Undermine civil service merit principles. It will now be easier for managers to retaliate, discriminate, and suspend employees. This EO also removes consideration of seniority in the case of reductions in force.
Restricts federal workers collective bargaining rights. Your union negotiates workplace conditions such as reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities, employee training, overtime, telework and flexible work schedules. Without the ability to bargain, management can set workplace policy.
On non-duty time, and on your personal (non-agency) computer or smartphone, visit www.afge.org/fightback to learn more about the orders and what you can do to help yourself, your colleagues, and your union!
And you can call Congress NOW and tell them to support federal employees, and denounce the executive orders.
District Office: 1-888-775-3148
DC Office: 1-844-669-5146
Donald Trump issued three executive orders on May 25th, removing checks and balances in the federal civil service and opening employees up to retaliation, discrimination, and unjust termination.
The three executive orders seek to undermine three things that serve as a protection for the merit systems and against the politicization of the civil service: removal procedure and merit principles, official time, and collective bargaining. In light of the misinformation campaign against federal employees, including those at the Social Security Administration, it’s clear the administration is trying to undermine our democracy and usher in the spoils system, in which those who agree with the administration are rewarded and those who oppose are pushed out.
Here in Kansas City, AFGE Local 1336 seriously takes its responsibility to help provide legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services, while ensuring that government workers are treated fairly and with dignity.
The Union supports a meaningful transformation of the federal workplace to improve the way services and benefits are delivered to our area Kansas Citians and surrounding areas.
Rights and protections that working people now take for granted didn’t exist before unions came along. In honor of Labor Day, the American Federation of Government Employees recalls what it was like for working Americans in those days and argues why unions are needed now more than ever.
Unions have long been part of our nation's history, fighting for better pay, safer working conditions, health care and retirement benefits, education and civic participation. Unions have brought diverse voices together, and their struggles have elevated the working conditions, the standard of living and the recognition of not just their members, but of all who labor.
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