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Trump Team Killed Rule Designed To Protect Health Workers From Pandemic Like COVID-19 

When President Trump took office in 2017, his team stopped work on new federal regulations that would have forced the health care industry to prepare for an airborne infectious disease pandemic such as COVID-19. That decision is documented in federal records reviewed by NPR. 

Federal Workers See Risks to Them in Trump Push to Reopen U.S. 

As Donald Trump presses states to reopen, government workers and their unions say they’re increasingly concerned that their bosses will force them back to the office without sufficient protection. 

Interior, Energy and EPA have more reopening details for employees 

More agencies are beginning to describe just how they plan to approach reopening their federal facilities amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Social Security Continues to Drag Its Feet on Paid Sick Leave, Telework Advancements 

Employees at the Social Security Administration say the agency’s policies on telework and a new form of paid sick leave are hurting workers, even as they report record productivity metrics. 

AFGE: Trump's Anti-Union Moves Helped Spread the Coronavirus 

The Trump Administration's full-court press to drive unions out of the Federal workplace inadvertently helped to spread the COVID-19 virus, putting both civil servants and the public at greater risk. 


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