|NTEU Joins Coalition of Unions, Lawmakers in Opposing Executive Order|
NTEU Joins Coalition of Unions, Lawmakers in Opposing Executive Order
NTEU joined a coalition of more than 25 unions representing 300,000 federal employees in condemning the president’s recent executive order (EO) that could move tens of thousands of federal employees into a new Schedule F, stripping them of their civil service protections and allowing them to be hired and fired at will.
In a letter to congressional appropriators, the Federal Workers Alliance called for language in the upcoming funding bill to stop implementation of the EO. Congress must act to pass another continuing resolution or funding bills for the remainder of fiscal year 2021 by Dec. 11 to avoid a government shutdown.
This comes on the heels of a letter from the House Oversight and Reform Committee expressing “grave concerns” about the EO and urging the administration to “immediately cease” implementation.
Last week, NTEU filed a lawsuit in federal district court seeking to declare the order unlawful and prevent it from being implemented. The following day, legislation was introduced in the House that would rescind the order and prevent the use of government funding to implement it. Read more