July 30, 2018 – FLRA Says Education Department Engaged in Union Busting

In the first victory against the Trump administration’s efforts to purge unions, our union prevailed in an unfair labor practice charge against the Department of Education, which had unilaterally imposed its own illegal edict on 3,900 federal employees. A Federal Labor Relations Authority investigator has found that the Department of Education acted unlawfully when it unilaterally imposed […]

April 02, 2018 – No Bargaining, No Justice

April 02, 2018 Chanting “No bargaining, no justice!” and “We fight for workers’ rights!,” hundreds of AFGE members and labor allies rallied outside the Department of Education headquarters on March 28 to protest the department’s assault on its own workers. “Make no mistake, brothers and sisters – this is not an attempt to slow us down. This […]

March 19, 2018 – Department of Education Aims to Bust the Union By Terminating New Contract

March 19, 2018 Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made headlines over the past year for attacking both teachers and students. Now her management team has set its sights on us. After months of hostility at the bargaining table, Department of Education management told AFGE Council 252 that it was no longer willing to negotiate. Management threw out the contract that the council […]

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