Three Senate Committee Ranking Members respond to the May 25th Trump Executive Orders by asking the White House to rescind them.
Following the President’s issuance of the three Executive Orders (EOs) on May 25th, NTEU has been working to educate Capitol Hill on the harm these actions will have on federal employees, as well as on federal employee labor organizations and your day-to-day representational duties. Earlier this week, 45 Senate Democrats sent a letter asking the President to rescind the EOs and to direct agency and department heads to cease and desist from abrogating existing collective bargaining agreements. Now three additional Senators, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Ranking Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and HSGAC Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, respectively, sent their own letter requesting the same of the White House. Continue reading “Senate Committee Ranking Members Respond to Trump Executive Orders by Standing with Federal Employees”
Today, the White House released its Government Reform and Reorganization recommendations, which impacts several agencies with members represented by NTEU including FDA.
Today, the White House released a report detailing its plans to reorganize the executive branch entitled, “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century: Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations.” This report is in response to the President’s March 2017 Executive Order directing the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to propose a comprehensive plan to reorganize federal agencies. The report highlights 32 proposals, which impact the following agencies with employees represented by NTEU:
Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY19 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill which contains funding for the IRS, SEC, CFTC, and contains several provisions impacting agencies and employees government-wide.
24 federal employee unions ask OSC to proactively investigate retaliation against labor relations employees who push back against implementing the Trump Executive Orders that violate the law.
Yesterday NTEU, along with 23 federal employee unions, sent a letter to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) out of concern about potential retaliatory action against agency labor relations professionals who continue to engage in good faith bargaining as required under the Federal Service Labor-Relations Statute and ignore the new requirements in the Trump Executive Orders (EOs) that violate the law. The letter requests OSC to be proactive in investigating retaliation, as well as implied threats of retaliation, taken against agency labor relations employees who push back against carrying out these EOs and to remind federal employees that they can blow the whistle on violations of law, rule, or regulation by contacting the Inspector General or the Office of Special Counsel.
NTEU continues to fight these illegal EOs at every level. To find out more, and to see what you can do, click here and visit here.