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House Democrats Oppose EEOC’s ‘Official Time’ Union Proposal (1)

July 29, 2020, 4:34 PMUpdated: July 29, 2020, 7:28 PM

An EEOC proposal to curtail how much “official” job time union representatives can devote to federal employees’ discrimination complaints would undermine those workers’ rights, according to House Democrats.

“The effect of the proposed rule would be to subject the right of representation to a manager’s personnel decision: whether to grant annual leave to the complainant’s union representative,” Reps. Jamie Raskin (Md.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.). said in a Wednesday letter signed by more than 180 congressional Democrats. “Subjecting a complainant’s representative to the discretion of a manager clearly undermines the right of representation that the current regulations require.”

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