Bloomberg Law
Aug. 25, 2018, 5:04 PM

Judge Halts Trump’s Federal Workforce Orders

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

Three executive orders limiting federal workers’ rights hit a wall Aug. 25 when a judge blocked significant portions of changes proposed by the Trump administration.

The orders would “eviscerate” federal workers’ collective bargaining rights, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia wrote. Brown said the moves reflect President Donald Trump’s view that government workers’ union rights should be “rendered subordinate” to the Trump administration’s interest in reducing the cost of collective bargaining.

The executive orders, signed by Trump on May 25, would make it easier to fire federal workers, require the government ...

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