Federal Employees News Digest

Feds stage silent protest against administration policies

Members of the largest federal employee union in the country held a silent protest on Capitol Hill against the Trump administration’s workforce policies and treatment of federal labor groups, Federal Times reports.

The event, which was held Feb. 11 at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., included 20 minutes of silence representing the number of months that federal employee unions have been facing controversial workforce executive orders being enforced by the administration, American Federation of Government Employees National Secretary Treasurer Everett Kelley explained in the article.

AFGE, which led the protest, has particular issue with three executive orders issued in May 2018 that call for making it easier to fire employees, restricting collective bargaining rights, and limiting the use of official time, according to the report.

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