More Unions Sue Over Executive Orders

13 more unions have sued President Trump over the executive orders he recently issued that attempt to place restrictions on federal employee unions.

13 more unions have filed a lawsuit against President Trump over the recent executive orders that place limits on federal employee unions and collective bargaining.

The lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and argues that the orders violate the due process and collective bargaining rights of federal employees.

The lawsuit also names the Office of Personnel Management and its director, Dr. Jeff Pon as defendants.

About the Executive Orders

The recent executive orders in question could potentially result in changes that will impact federal employee unions. The underlying assumption appears to be that the use of paid time for union representatives is not in the public interest and that union business is hindering agencies from accomplishing their mission.

One of the new executive orders notes that federal employees are expected to spend at least three-quarters of their time during a fiscal year performing their function as a federal employee and not as a union representative being paid by the federal government.

The orders will also result in the government charging unions rent for federal office space and and eliminating reimbursement for travel expenses or for hours spent appealing worker firings.

For more details, see Restricting Federal Unions and Firing Poor Performers and Controlling Federal Unions’ Use of Official Time.

Federal Union Coalition Lawsuit

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Ian Smith is one of the co-founders of He has over 20 years of combined experience in media and government services, having worked at two government contracting firms and an online news and web development company prior to his current role at FedSmith.