Federal Unions and Employee Group News

BOP in need of additional staff to meet ICE detainee demands

The massive influx of new Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees is making matters worse for an already understaffed workforce at the federal Bureau of Prisons.

13 unions now suing President Trump

As of June 13, there were 13 unions representing federal employees a part of a lawsuit seeking an injunction from the court to block implementation of three executive orders issued by President Trump last month.

USPS exempt from Trump's workforce executive orders

A major postal employee union has confirmed that the U.S. Postal Service will not be affected by recent workforce executive orders targeting official time and employee performance.

Second union files lawsuit over executive orders

The National Treasury Employees Union has become the second federal employee union to challenge the president’s recent executive orders targeting federal employees.

NTEU reacts to recent executive orders targeting feds

The National Treasury Employees Union president is calling the three executive orders released by Trump last week a “threat” to the federal workforce and the federal government as a whole.

House advances BOP gun locker bill

A bill named after a slain Bureau of Prisons employee has passed the House of Representatives and aims to protect BOP employees on their commutes to and from work.

Use of 'official time' on the rise

More federal employees are using official time to conduct union activities, according the latest report by the Office of Personnel Management.

AFGE claims victory for TSA workers in Orlando

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has voted to rescind a previous vote to begin the process of privatizing airport security.

Union urges Congress not to pass outsourcing bill

Lawmakers this week will review a bill that encourages the federal government to seek private contractors for goods and service in cases where it can be performed cheaper and more efficiently outside of the federal government, and one major federal employee union isn’t pleased.

With Supreme Court case looming, union urges workers to join

The Supreme Court last month heard arguments in the case of Janus vs. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees—and if the union loses, unions and many union experts warn, all of America’s workers are likely to lose.

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