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Agencies Move to Enforce Trump’s Restored Federal Worker Orders

Oct. 10, 2019, 6:01 PM

Some federal agencies are responding to President Donald Trump’s executive orders clamping down on workers’ union activity by moving aggressively to lock the orders in place, while other agencies are working more closely with their unions to reach new labor deals.

“It’s 100% about the agency’s culture and the culture between the union and the labor relations folks” at the agency, said Suzanne Summerlin, associate general counsel at the National Federation of Federal Employees.

Trump in May 2018 issued three executive orders that made it easier to fire federal workers and curtailed their union activity. A federal judge threw out...

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