Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Bush strips collective bargaining rights from federal employees

It has been learned that President Bush has issued an executive order “that denies collective bargaining rights to about 8,600 federal employees who work in law enforcement, intelligence and other agencies responsible for national security.”

At least 900 of the employees affected were already represented by collective bargaining units.

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said that employees “had their collective bargaining rights stripped away for no justifiable reason.” For more on Bush’s last-minute regulations, orders, and proposed rule changes, head over to ThinkProgress and check out their report: “Bush’s Backward Sprint To The Finish.”

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