Jan 24, 2023
Six years ago, the election of Donald Trump as president sparked a wave of federal employees becoming dues-paying union members. In the years of Trump’s presidency, the White House brought forward a plan to merge OPM and GSA, stepped up rhetoric about “deep state bureaucrats” and rolled out a series of executive orders making it easier to fire federal workers and clamping down on unions’ role at federal agencies. It has been, in short, a roller coaster.
Senior reporter Erich Wagner is the reporter behind the GovExec feature story headlined “State of the Unions: A New Normal." He joined the podcast to talk about the state of organized labor.
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Read Erich's story here: https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2023/01/federal-employee-unions-new-normal/381812/