The Department of Education, having made headlines over the past year for its attacks on both teachers and students, has now launched its newest attack directly at public employees. After months of anti-union proposals and hostile behavior at the bargaining table, Department of Education management told AFGE Council 252 President Claudette Young last Friday that it would not negotiate and would instead implement its own terms. “AFGE did not agree to these unilateral terms,” Young said. “AFGE is, and has been, eager to return to the table to negotiate a fair and just contract, which all employees deserve.” AFGE Council 252 represents 2,500 Department of Education employees across the country, including AFGE 2607’s in the DC area. Read more here.
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