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August 30, 2019

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AFGE Appeals Ruling that Greenlights Union-Busting Executive Orders

Categories: Executive Orders

WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees – the largest union representing federal and D.C. government workers – today asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider its July ruling that clears the way for the Trump administration to enforce three union-busting executive orders.

AFGE is requesting that the July 16 ruling by three members of the U.S. Court of Appeals be reviewed by the full appeals court – what’s known as an en banc review. In that July ruling, the court determined that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia did not have jurisdiction to rule on the lawsuit filed by AFGE and other federal unions against President Trump’s May 2018 union-busting executive orders. The appeals court’s decision, if allowed to stand, would overturn a District Court judge’s August 2018 ruling that struck down the bulk of the executive orders.

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:

“The anti-worker executive orders issued by President Trump are in violation of the law and, if implemented, would send the federal workforce into disarray. This case is vitally important with far-ranging implications for every American and deserves a hearing before the full court.”

Click here to read AFGE's request for rehearing.

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