White House hammers away at federal unions
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jul 09, 2019
The White House continues to try to undermine the very foundations of federal employee unions and their capacity to operate and advocate for their members and other feds, a new Washington Post report notes.
The piece reports on the Environmental Protection Agency’s move this week to impose a one-sided contract on employees—improperly and illegally, according to the union representing EPA employees.
The Post also reports on a National Park Service cutback on “official time,” the umbrella of laws and rules that guarantee pay for employees for time spent on certain union activities.
The Trump administration, to date, has been largely stopped by federal courts in its many efforts to impose sharper control over federal government labor and labor relations.
These efforts have included three executive orders, and other bids to impose executive power over collective bargaining negotiations and federal unions and their work organizing and representing federal employees.