The Trump administration has waged an all-out assault on Environmental Protection Agency employees and public health, reports the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents EPA workers. Researchers have been silenced, more than 90 environment and human health protection rules and regulations have been rolled back, and agency staffing has been slashed to the lowest levels in more than thirty years.
Almost a year ago, the administration also trashed EPA employees’ union contract and unilaterally imposed its own anti-worker rules.
AFGE forced EPA management to return to the table and during recent contract negotiations, union negotiators successfully pushed back against the agency’s anti-worker proposals, winning a new five-year contract that strengthens employee rights and improves health and safety.
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