Daily Labor Report®

Demise of Labor Council May Cause Friction in Federal Workplace

Oct. 2, 2017, 9:44 PM

President Donald Trump’s Sept. 29 action ending a council created in 2009 to promote harmony between federal employee unions and management in the executive branch is creating a rift between unions and front-line managers, who oppose the action, and federal senior executives, who agree with it.

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations has not fulfilled its “goal of promoting collaboration in the Federal workforce,” Trump wrote in an executive order issued Sept. 29. “Public expenditures on the Council and related forums have produced few benefits to the public, and they should, therefore, be discontinued,” Trump said.

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