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File #: 200227    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/5/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/12/2020
Title: Calling Upon the Trump Administration to uphold the Collective Bargaining Rights of Federal Workers.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20022700, 2. Signature20022700
Title
Calling Upon the Trump Administration to uphold the Collective Bargaining Rights of Federal Workers.
Body
WHEREAS, The Trump Administration is attacking the collective bargaining rights of federal workers through the imposition of contracts designed to eliminate federal employees' representation rights and the presence of the union in the federal workplace; and

WHEREAS, Recent contracts imposed by federal agencies on multiple federal employee unions across the government have severely limited the representation rights of federal workers in the workplace and would all but prevent the exercise of federal workers' right to represent one another through their union; and

WHEREAS, These contracts have affected the rights of workers and unions in the City of Philadelphia, including employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Park Service, the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Mint, the Social Security Administration's Mid-Atlantic Service Center, and many more; and

WHEREAS, The unions representing these agencies have been evicted from office space and lost the time needed to provide representation to employees who are citizens of the City of Philadelphia -- providing no space for the union to conduct specific representational duties as required by federal law; and

WHEREAS, Federal workers in Philadelphia care for our City's veterans; provide direct support to the military; inspect our food and water; provide the elderly and disabled with essential benefits and services; and preserve our national heritage and parks; and

WHEREAS, Federal employees are dedicated public servants who provide vital services to Philadelphians and to our City; their rights in the workplace should be respected, and their right to have a voice in the workplace through union representation should be protected; and

WHEREAS, The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 codified collective bargaining rights for federal employees and deemed coll...

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