News report: OPM memo allows agencies to undercut fed unions
- By Nathan Abse
- Dec 18, 2017
The latest bang on the head of federal employees and their unions comes from the Office of Personnel Management—which, recently issued a memo suggesting that management can stop honoring collective bargaining agreements, Government Executive reports.
According to the article, OPM’s acting director has determined that management can leverage a previous anti-union move—made last September—to pull out of collective bargaining agreements covering federal employees.
That move, Executive Order 13522, effectively allows agencies to jettison labor-management councils. Now, OPM says, the same language allows for a much broader disregard of labor organizations and agreements made with them.
For more, including labor union response, go to: http://www.govexec.com/management/2017/12/opm-tells-agencies-stop-working-collaboratively-unions/144617/?oref=govexec_today_nl