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Two Federal Unions Cling to Trump, Despite Everything

Joe Davidson The Washington Post
If his racist, misogynistic, narcissistic campaign does win, two unions representing thousands of federal law enforcement officers will have been accomplices. Even as dozens of Republican stalwarts flee Trump, no longer able to stomach the latest vulgar demonstration of his character, the National Border Patrol Council and the National ICE Council remain in his throng.

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Federal Employee Unions Gain Members Post-Shutdown

Eric Katz Government Executive
Federal employee unions saw an uptick in membership after the government shutdown, and the number of members has been growing consistently over the last several years.

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Unions sitting out ACA enrollment

Reid J. Epstein Politico
The AFL-CIO isn’t lifting a finger to help the White House — it remains in negotiations at the White House and on Capitol Hill to change elements of the law it finds objectionable to workers. Those talks were put on hold earlier this month during the government shutdown — a far larger concern for the federal government employee unions — and have begun to restart only in recent days, according to officials from multiple unions.
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