WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:
“Right now, federal employees are being denied their fundamental Constitutional right to due process because of a bad court decision that allows the government to fire or demote an employee for any reason under the guise of national security.
“This 2013 court decision, in Kaplan v. Conyers, must be overturned to ensure all federal employees have the right to third-party review of agency actions that could cost them their jobs. Thankfully, bipartisan legislation to restore these basic due process rights has been introduced in the House by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington, D.C., and Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia.
“I urge lawmakers to move swiftly to enact this important legislation and stop this egregious violation of the U.S. Constitution.”