Bloomberg Law
Oct. 2, 2019, 8:21 PM

Social Security Administration Pact Avoids ‘Worst,’ Union Says

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

A new six-year labor agreement covering about 45,000 Social Security Administration employees will preserve union rights, but otherwise isn’t exactly what the union was hoping for.

The American Federation of Government Employees did the best it could given that a federal court had just revived three executive orders giving agencies wider discretion to restrict union activity among federal workers, the union said.

“We were able to make a terrible situation less worse by persuading the Agency to make a deal. This contract is certainly not what we hoped for, but it will allow us to avoid the worst that the ...