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Friday, June 01, 2018

AFSCME Joins Federal Employee Lawsuit Against Trump Administration


AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement announcing AFSCME’s motion filed today in federal court:

“Today, the 1.6 million members of AFSCME joined together with their AFGE sisters and brothers in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive orders, which attacked the rights of public service workers in the federal government. By instructing a federal agency to bargain in bad faith with its own workers, Trump has not only disrespected the people who take pride in keeping our country safe and healthy, he has also instructed his government to break the law and violated his own constitutionally mandated duty of care. Public service workers in our federal government are dedicated to improving America’s communities and they faithfully execute the laws of our country every day. We demand that the president of the United States be held to the same standard.”

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