Bloomberg Law
Jan. 16, 2019, 11:03 AM

Trump Agency Protecting Federal Unions Wants to Kill Its Own

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

The head of a tiny federal agency that enforces government workers’ right to unionize says her own employees can’t join a union.

The Federal Labor Relations Authority no longer will negotiate with the union that has represented agency employees for nearly 40 years, Chairwoman Colleen Kiko (R) recently announced in a letter obtained by Bloomberg Law. Kiko says FLRA workers aren’t covered by the law, which generally gives federal employees the right to form unions and bargain collectively.

“The FLRA will not recognize the UAE, or any other labor organization, as an exclusive representative of the employees,” Kiko told the ...

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