HUD workers -- members of AFGE 476 – turned out in force at an emergency meeting about the effects of the three Executive Orders President Trump signed on May 25. Local 476 president Ashaki Robinson Johns (left) explained how the orders attack the rights of federal workers, including reducing the time spent negotiating collective bargaining agreements, eliminating union representatives' authority to represent workers on duty time, and making it easier to fire federal employees. The Executive Orders “hide their malicious and destructive intent behind misleading titles and terms,” Johns said. For example, a provision called "Ensuring Integrity of Personnel Files" actually prohibits agencies from correcting personnel files, such as removing wrongful and inaccurate accusations of misconduct. Read more on the AFGE 476 website.
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