Trump administration escalates attack on federal unions with one-sided ‘agreement’ at Education

President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the White House in February. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) The Education Department is attempting to enforce a “collective bargaining agreement” on a union that does not agree. The department’s move to foist a contract on the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the Trump administration’s latest and most dramatic attack on federal labor organizations and has implications far beyond the 3,900 employees the union represents at the department. This bold stroke could herald what federal unions across the government might encounter from an administration bent on belittling them. Last week,...

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