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Page Information Updated: Monday, 25 June 2018 .


Federal District Judge Invalidates
Nine Provisions of Trump Executive Orders

In a highly-anticipated decision, a federal district judge invalidated nine provisions of the president’s executive orders on official time, collective bargaining and employee removals, in response to a series of legal challenges from a coalition of federal unions.

"These provisions were flatly inconsistent with the civil service law established by Congress," NTEU National President Tony Reardon said in a statement. "Congress meant for unions and agencies to bargain over how official time and grievance procedures can best be used to help employees and agencies work better together. It was wrong for the president, through unilateral, executive fiat, to ban bargaining over such matters."

Suzanne Summerlin, NFFE associate general counsel, said: "Federal employees can return to work on Monday knowing that their rights are intact, and that presidential overreach targeting career civil servants was curbed."

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