News report: OPM memo allows agencies to undercut fed unions

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.

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Reader comments

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Long overdue. Employees who are unproductive and poor performers may have more of an ethical approach and respect for their positions knowing the union cannot harass management.

Sat, Dec 23, 2017

The unions in the past 15 years has done nothing for the rank and file employees other than spew hot air and raise their dues, while the union bosses make large salaries and bonuses along with above average cost of living increases, while federal employees have got the shaft from both the democrats and republican lawmakers (inept worthless self-serving minions) and they did nothing about it other than spew hot air.

Tue, Dec 19, 2017 M. A. D.C.

The trump administration continues its all out attack on the middle class.

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