Union encourages feds to wear red

As the administration is appealing the ruling that found President Trump’s workforce executive orders unconstitutional, one union is asking federal employees to show their support of the ruling by wearing red.

“We're all in on fighting back and standing up for workers' rights. We need you and your coworkers to show management and the administration that our union isn't going anywhere. Make sure to wear red EVERY Wednesday,” the American Federation of Government Employees posted on its website.

Attorneys representing the president and the Office of Personnel Management issued a notice for an appeal of a U.S. District Court judge’s ruling that multiple provisions in the three workforce executive orders violated the constitutional rights of federal employees.

And attorneys at the Justice Department are now requesting that the appeal be expedited.

“Prompt resolution is especially needed in light of the ongoing effects of the permanent injunction on agency management and collective bargaining throughout the federal government, and in light of the effect the injunction has on the president’s ability to supervise the conduct of his subordinates in the executive branch,” the attorneys wrote in a Sept. 27 motion.

"It is up to us to keep working for what is right - and to do that, our union has to be all in. That's why we're wearing Red for Feds every Wednesday and sharing pictures of our red on social media with the hashtag #RedForFeds" the AFGE website states.

Reader comments

Tue, Oct 9, 2018 Robert Nessler

Red? Representing Unions? LOL Oh, the irony.

Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Maybe the unions could stop talking and taking the side of the political minions when we supposedly will get a 1.9 % salary increase. They side with the management minions and pretend that 1,.9 % is great, A sham

Thu, Oct 4, 2018

Pruit, Zienke, Minuchen and other political minions are unconstitutional in the way they behave.

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