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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Court Overturns Trump Executive Orders Attacking Federal Employees Collective Bargaining Rights


AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding the ruling to overturn Trump executive orders attacking federal employees’ collective bargaining rights:

“Today’s court ruling is an important victory for federal workers – for their collective bargaining rights, for their ability to have a powerful voice on the job and provide important services to the American people. It turns back a ruthless attack by the Administration on the integrity of the career civil service – and therefore on democracy itself.

“AFSCME was proud to be a plaintiff in this case and to successfully defend the rights of members who work at the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Justice, Department of Agriculture and other agencies. These patriotic sisters and brothers dedicate their careers to making our nation safe and strong. Today’s decision empowers them to continue doing their work in the public interest, free of cronyism and partisanship, faithful to facts and the rule of law.”

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