Report: Collective bargaining for some feds could be rolled back
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Feb 19, 2020
The White House is exploring ways to push back against collective bargaining by federal employees at the Defense Department, according to a new report on the Federal News Network.
The report draws on a recent memo—dated Jan. 29—from the president to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, providing the authority to remove DOD civilian employees from the pool of employees who fall under the statute allowing most feds the ability to collectively bargain in at least limited ways—the Federal Service Labor Management Relations law.
If Esper elects to act on the memo, he must make his intention to do so public, in the Federal Register, and allow for feedback, according to the article. To date, there has been no such action.