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Unions: workforce executive orders causing ‘chaos’

Federal employee union representatives say that actions taken at agencies to restrict union activities while on the job have begun to cause chaos, Federal Times reports.

Federal agencies—including the Social Security Administration, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and others—began evicting unions out of their buildings as part of workforce orders implementation by the president, the article notes, adding that some employees don’t know how to contact their union representation anymore, and often have to coordinate overlapping break times to even discuss their cases with representation to ensure they are not on the clock.

Unions no longer have the information they need to adequately represent their clients, some have been told they could stay in the building if they pay rent, and it's also more difficult for representatives to bring issues of safety and security to management without being on the premises, the article notes.

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Fri, Jul 27, 2018 Steve B Protecting the United States of America

Let me just say this about unions and poor performing employees and really poor managers. At lease 95% of these poor performing managers have no reason for being in position of managerment other than the pay increase And that's not the unions problem Its when these poor skill managers and these poor performing employees create the perfect storm is when the union against their better judgement represent both sides even though managerment isn't official represended by unions. Union time and dues should be spend on more serious/larger concerns such as pay raises instead of "Johnny said to her or his face your a "terrible manager" You union folks focus on more important things and you workers need to start taking your positions seriously instead of always complaining President Trump is just getting started and its about time for all parties to take notice.

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Get rid of the pond scum called managers, keep the few that do well with their employees, the rest should be thrown out in the used wash water.

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 Frances Bruce St. Louis, Mo

This is not only unconstitutional but a terrorist attach on our rights as working families! SHAME ON YOU President Trump!

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 Aaron

Chief Steward for an AFGE local. Jcak you obviously have no idea how a Federal Union works. An officer is responsible both for their federal job and duties but is also responsible for the representation of hundreds of employees. We are responsible for protecting both the contract and the employees. No union leader has time to waste on "frivolous" complaints. Believe me if a complaint comes across my desk that is obviously spurious I contact that employee and ask them just what exactly they are trying to get away with and then it goes into the shredder. Then the employee gets a lecture about why the Union is here and that they can not use the Union to hide behind when their own behavior or attitude lands them in hot water. I'm guessing you are putting the term leader in quotations because you are not convinced that we are true leaders. You sir are speaking of issues on which you have basis to judge.

Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Is that going to make America great again? Nyet.

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