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EEOC’s Push to Return to Office Draws Federal Labor Complaint

Aug. 3, 2022, 9:13 PM

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission allegedly violated federal labor law by requiring workers to return to physical offices before the agency finished bargaining with its workers’ union, according to Federal Labor Relations Authority prosecutors.

American Federation of Government Employees Council 216 has filed several unfair labor practice charges challenging the EEOC’s return-to-office strategy as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The FLRA, which oversees labor-management disputes in the federal sector, issued a complaint based on a charge filed in May, the union said in a statement Wednesday.

“The FLRA complaint is good news all around,” AFGE Council 216 President Rachel Shonfield said. ...