Federal Unions and Employee Group News


Trump's workforce EOs reinstated

A federal court on July 16 reinstated President Donald Trump’s controversial workforce executive orders that aim to make it easier to fire federal workers and restrict their collective bargaining rights.

Proposed rule would change union dues policy

The Federal Labor Relations Authority is seeking public comment on whether it should make changes to how union dues are collected from federal employees.

Bill would add CBP staff at ports of entry

Some help might be on the way for CBP as a bill in Congress proposes an additional 240 agriculture specialists.

Study: Political influence is endangering mission at DOJ

Watchdog groups and a member of Congress are raising concerns about too much outside influence on the Justice Department and they have an idea on how to address it.

Higher minimum wage would bring mixed bag

A Congressional Budget Office report says a higher federal minimum wage would help some workers but others may lose their jobs.

White House hammers away at federal unions

Actions at EPA and the National Park Service continue the Trump administration's efforts to undermine the power of the federal employee unions.

Union welcomes supplemental CBP funding

The National Treasury Employees Union is praising Congress for passing the emergency funding for Customs and Border Protection that includes funds for overtime pay.

Feds win standing to sue over OPM breach

The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that federal employees can sue the government for compensation for data breaches due to the government's failure to take adequate preventative measures.

Union opposes OPM nominee

The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO—the nation’s largest federal employee union—has officially opposed the nominee for the Office and Personnel Management.

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More than 100 lawmakers, employee union call for SSA to abandon ‘anti-union’ policies

More than 100 lawmakers have joined efforts to call for the Social Security Administration to end what say are “anti-union policies and bad-faith negotiations” with the American Federation of Government Employees.