A recent White House memo authorized a new policy to let the defense secretary roll back collective bargaining among civilian workers at the Department of Defense. A Jan. 29 White House memo signed by Trump gives Secretary of Defense Mark Esper blanket authority to exclude defense agencies from collectively bargaining with workers.

“Everett Kelly, national secretary of the American Federation of Government Employees, said, ‘Denying nearly half a million Defense Department workers the collective bargaining rights guaranteed to them by law since 1962 would be a travesty — and doing it under the guise of ‘national security’ would be a disgrace to the sacred oath and obligation that all federal workers make to their country.'”

Read at the source: White House looks to curtail DOD worker unions

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