The Secret Memo: How Trump Plans to End Collective Bargaining in Government
In part two of our five part series on a secret White House labor strategy memo, we reveal the Trump administration’s secret plan, laid out in black and white, to “end collective bargaining” in the federal sector, with special emphasis on DOD, VA, and TSA.
NST Kelley Honored with Living Legend Award
National Secretary-Treasurer Everett Kelley was honored with AFGE’s 2019 Living Legend Award for his decades of leadership and service to the labor movement.
The Secret White House Memo: Inside Trump’s Plan to Destroy Unions
A leaked White House memo, as first reported by the New York Times and then obtained by POLITICO, outlines President Trump’s plans to purge unions and end collective bargaining in the federal government.
AFGE to File Charge against GSA for Illegally Implementing Executive Orders
GSA and AFGE have been in contract negotiations for several weeks, and the union has routinely reminded the agency that it could not unilaterally implement the EOs. GSA, however, told the union the agency intends to impose several provisions of the EOs on or about Oct. 26.
On non-duty time, and on your personal (non-agency) computer or smartphone, visit: afge.org/fightback to learn more about the orders and what you can do to help yourself, your colleagues, and your union!
And you can call Congress NOW and tell them to support federal employees, and denounce the executive orders.
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AFGE Urges FLRA Not to Become a Union Busting Tool for Trump
The Trump administration is using the traditionally independent Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to gut federal employees’ workplace rights and purge their unions. One of the administration’s most recent actions involves pushing the authority to issue a “general statement of policy or guidance” to apply the Supreme Court’s Janus ruling to the federal sector.
2019 P.O.R.T. Training: Fired Up, Ready to Roll!
The 2019 P.O.R.T. Leadership Academy brought together hundreds of activists to advance their skills in political action, organizing, representation, and training. In its eighth year, P.O.R.T. continues to educate new activists and hone the skills of dedicated trade unionists. This year is the first time that eight districts – District 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, and 14 – joined together to host the event.
AFGE Protects Several Workplace Rights in New AFGE-SSA Contract
AFGE succeeded in protecting several workplace rights for employees at Social Security Administration (SSA) under a newly negotiated labor-management contract.
How Trump's Executive Orders Remove Checks and Balances
A House committee approved with bipartisan support a measure to protect federal scientists and the data they collect from political influence, with proponents saying it would insulate public servants from undue pressures that could compromise their work.
The White House on Thursday delivered a message to any career federal employees who feel discomforted by presidential appointees and politics interfering with their work: “get over it.”
Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary.
Asylum Officers Are Urging A Court To Strike Down Trump's Asylum Ban And Saying It "Rips At The Moral Fabric Of Our Country"
The officers tasked with carrying out the Trump administration's policies at the border say the virtual ban "defies our nation’s asylum laws."
The United Food and Commercial Workers and three of its Minnesota locals, who represent workers at slaughterhouses, and the pro-worker Public Citizen activist group filed suit against a GOP Trump administration rule that could in effect return the nation’s pork production to conditions found in The Jungle more than a century ago.