From Labor 411: Trump’s New Policy Gives Sec. Of Defense The Go-Ahead To Stop Collective Bargaining With Unions

By SAHID FAWAZ

President Donald Trump continues his frenetic pace of all things anti-union with his latest policy aimed at the Department of Defense.

Government Executive reports:

“President Trump signed a memo last month that could pave the way for his administration to outlaw collective bargaining by the Defense Department’s 750,000-person civilian workforce.

According to a January 29 memo obtained by Government Executive entitled ‘Delegation of Certain Authority under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute,’ Trump gave Defense Secretary Mark Esper the authority to exclude Pentagon “agencies or subdivisions thereof” from the law guaranteeing federal workers the right to unionize, citing the need for ‘flexibility.’

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