Court Decision to Block Union Appeal of Anti-Worker Executive Orders Is 'Sad Day for Country'

In response to the September 25th, 2019 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals to deny our request for reconsideration of its July ruling that clears the way for the Trump administration to enforce three union-busting executive orders on the federal workforce, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:

 “The court’s decision not to grant an en banc rehearing of this vitally important case with far-reaching effects across the federal government is a sad day for the country. While we review our options, hundreds of thousands of federal government workers will suffer as their access to union representation at the worksite is stripped away by the implementation of President Trump’s union-busting executive orders.”

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 The Executive Orders (EOs) Cover Three Main Areas:

  • Collective Bargaining - how your union negotiates workplace protocols such as reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities, employee training, overtime, telework, and flexible work schedules. Read the Executive Order 

Each of these executive orders strikes at the core of your representation and rights in the workplace and open you and your colleagues up for unjust termination and retaliation.

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