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DOL, Union Seek Pause in Suit Over Trump Rule on Privatization

April 16, 2021, 7:01 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor and a public-sector union have asked a federal judge to pause a case challenging the use of federal funds to privatize the processing of jobless claims and benefits while the department seeks to revise a Trump-era regulation allowing it.

Attorneys for the government, along with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, filed a 60-day joint motion to stay Friday in a case that seeks to overturn a Trump administration rule that would allow states to begin outsourcing those employment services out to the private sector.

The stay would give the DOL enough...

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