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Unions Look to Full D.C. Circuit in Challenge to Trump Orders

Aug. 30, 2019, 8:21 PM

A group of unions challenging three executive orders meant to alter federal labor relations is asking the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to reconsider an earlier decision from a three-judge panel.

The D.C. Circuit panel’s ruling that a federal trial court lacked authority to block President Donald Trump from carrying out the orders, if allowed to stand, would cause “irremediable harm” to federal employees and unions, according to a petition for rehearing filed Aug. 30 by the American Federation of Government Employees and other unions.

The executive orders from Trump, issued in May 2018, ...

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