Federal Unions and Employee Group News

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Unions push back on workforce changes

Much of the legislative wish list for one of the federal government's largest unions consists of fighting against workforce changes proposed in the first two years of the Trump administration.

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Bill would re-establish federal labor-management council

A new bipartisan bill will reinstate advisory panels that promote dialogue and foster partnerships between labor and federal agency management that were disbanded under the Trump administration.

IRS union warmly greets new commissioner

Charles Rettig was confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 13 to become the new commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and the union representing IRS employees expressed hope for the future under his leadership.

Union calls on HHS to return to negotiations

The National Treasury Employees Union has been trying to negotiate a new contract for HHS employees and now they are getting some help from a couple members of Congress.

NTEU urges Congress to provide paid parental leave for feds

National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon testified this week at a subcommittee hearing examining paid parental leave, where he expressed to lawmakers the importance of providing the benefit to federal employees.

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OPM takes first steps to begin restricting union activities

The Office of Personnel Management as of July 9 has instructed agency leaders to begin implementing requirements of the three workforce executive orders that target union activities while on the job.

House members file brief opposing workforce executive orders

A bipartisan group of current and former House members has filed an amicus brief in the case of several federal employee unions that are challenging three workforce executive orders issued by President Trump.

Teamsters blog notes strong support for unions

A blog posted this month on the website of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters notes continuing strong public support for labor unions, drawing from several recent sources.

Union leader issues call for action for postal workers

The largest of the employee unions representing U.S. Postal Service employees—the American Postal Workers Union—has drawn a line in the sand it hopes to defend throughout coming negotiations on worker contracts.