Federal worker updates: EO appeal, raise likely, Congress presses to end union-busting at Ed Dept
Monday was a busy day for federal workers, with developments on three major issues:
Administration Appeals Court Order on Union-Busting Executive Orders: AFGE and other federal worker unions may have won their executive order lawsuit, but the fight isn't over. "The administration is appealing the judge's decision, and is actively working to put the union-busting, democracy-busting executive orders back in place. Read more here
1.9% Raise Highly Likely as Funding Bill Signed into Law:Congress passed and the President signed into law a funding package that prevented a government shutdown on Oct. 1 and budgeted for a 1.9% pay raise for federal employees in 2019. Congress, however, needs to pass another funding bill to provide final authorization for the pay adjustment. Read more here
Members of Congress Pressure Department of Education to End Union Busting: After a similar letter from the House of Representatives, three U.S. senators are calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to stop denying workplace rights and protections to nearly 4,000 Department of Education employees who are represented by AFGE. Read more here
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