5 Stories that Matter

Categories: The Insider

Each week, AFGE browses the World Wide Web for stories that matter to AFGE members. Here are the five stories you shouldn’t miss this week:

AFGE Recounts Evictions, 'Union Busting' at Federal Agencies 

Officials at the largest federal employee union said Thursday that agencies’ recent efforts to implement a series of controversial workforce executive orders are intended to prevent them from performing duties that are required by law. 

Trump’s fight with federal employee unions gets real on Monday 

Federal agencies on Monday begin implementing executive orders from President Trump on how to confront employee unions, following strict guidelines likely to escalate tensions that have been building since the president took office. 

AFGE Says Trump’s Union Busting Aimed at Minority Workers in Federal Government 

On Monday, the Trump Administration implemented new rules that would dramatically lower the legal threshold needed to fire unionized federal workers. 

Pruitt’s replacement could be even worse for the planet 

There can be little doubt that Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, will take up the same agenda as Pruitt.

One-third of the world’s population lives in a declining democracy. That includes the United States.

Many scholars have argued that democracy — particularly in the United States — is under threat. 

Recent AFGE News:

SSA Management Launches All-Out Attack on Our Union, Employees

July 16, 2018

In yet another example of an irresponsible, undemocratic, unprecedented attempt to wipe out labor unions from the United States, the Trump administration has ordered federal agencies across the country to begin implementing the three controversial executive orders to obstruct our work fighting discrimination, retaliation, and injustices in the federal workplace.

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Union Busting Is a Threat to Our Democracy

July 16, 2018

Our union exists to protect the merit systems, ensure justice, equality, and workers’ voice – all important factors for our government to serve and protect the American people. We make sure researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other public servants have the tools and resources they need to do their jobs. But this administration is showing zero leadership in helping them do their jobs better.

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