Update on Executive Orders

On August 24, a federal judge ruled in NTEU’s lawsuit against anti-union Executive Orders issued by the Trump Administration on May 25. These Executive Orders mandated arbitrary limits on the amount of time unions could spend on bargaining, restrictions on whistleblowers, denying the right of employees to grieve terminations of employment, and evicting union offices from federal workspaces. These orders were ruled illegal and OPM recommended that agencies immediately cease from implementing them.

However, some agencies had already put these policies in place and have not taken steps to mitigate the damage they’ve caused. The House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has asked for a briefing with the head of OPM to discuss how the status quo is being restored and a timeline on actions taken. We’ll keep you updated with
how this plays out.