The union said the decision will make it “even harder for rank-and-file federal employees to speak up, defend their rights, and serve the American people” adding that “It’s part of a pattern of behavior by this administration that shows no respect for federal employees’ voluntary choice, their union contracts, or their rights under the law.”
“They may try to silence us,” AFGE National Secretary-Treasurer Everett Kelley said, “but they can never stop organized federal employees from standing up and speaking out for a better life for their families and the public we serve.”
For the latest local labor calendar of events, go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 2004, a 20-week strike by 70,000 Southern California supermarket workers ended, with both sides claiming victory.
Today’s labor quote is by Reverend George W. Lee, the Mississippi civil rights activist who was murdered in 1955, just a month after he rallied black voters, saying
"Pray not for your mom and pop. They've gone to heaven. Pray you can make it through this hell."
Reverend George W. Lee is one of the African American leaders and activists profiled by the AFL-CIO for Black History Month; we’ve got a link to their write-up on our website at dclabor.org, click on Union City Radio.
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