Federal Unions and Employee Group News

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.

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.

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