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Federal Labor Panel Revives Trump-Era Fight Over Judges Union

Jan. 25, 2022, 6:18 PM

The Republican majority on the Federal Labor Relations Authority doubled down on a Trump-era effort to quash the federal immigration judges union despite the Biden administration’s recent move to recognize the labor group.

The labor panel on Friday denied the union’s appeal of a Trump-era finding that immigration judges are managers and therefore aren’t entitled to union rights. The move is unusual given that the Biden-run Department of Justice, which oversees the immigration court system, already recognized the union late last year, effectively ending the dispute.

The FLRA, which oversees labor relations between the federal government and its employees, is ...

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