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Federal Employee Unions Rally Against Trump’s Workforce Executive Orders

Jory Heckman Federal News Network
“People who have dedicated their careers to public service are worried about retaliation. I have seen violations of disabled employees’ rights. I have seen violations of due process. I have seen my union locked out of my building for serving cake.

It’s Time for Federal Workers to Get Sick

Joseph A. McCartin The American Prospect
A sickout by unpaid federal employees could bring the impasse—and their status as hostages to the president’s whim—to an end. Federal workers might learn from the successful example set by teachers from West Virginia to Arizona in 2018.

How Federal Workers Could Fight the Shutdown

Ben Beckett, Ryan Haney Jacobin
Federal workers have dealt with low pay, degraded working conditions, and repeated employer lockouts. If they want to improve their conditions, they’ll have to organize.

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Labor's Last Stand

Garret Keizer Harper's Magazine
Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal
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