Bloomberg Law
July 17, 2017, 5:15 PM

EPA Offers Buyouts to 182 Workers in Chicago, Union Says

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

Buyout and early retirement offers have been made to 182 employees at the EPA’s Chicago office, contingent on them leaving the agency by Sept. 2, a union official said July 17.

The agency’s goal is to get 78 people to leave the Chicago office, Mike Mikulka, president of Local 704 of the American Federation of Government Employees, said during a news briefing with AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. and Sierra Club Minnesota Chapter Director Margaret Levin.

The cuts at the regional office in Chicago are part of a larger plan to reduce the size of the Environmental Protection Agency, ...