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Engel Statement on President Trump Rolling Back Protections for Federal Workers

Engel Statement on President Trump Rolling Back Protections for Federal Workers

Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement on President Trump issuing executive orders to roll back protections for federal workers:

"This move by the Trump Administration to crack down on Federal Workers' Unions is just their latest attempt to weaken workers' rights in this country. For decades, Republicans have sought to destroy unions because they believe corporate interests should be put before those of the American worker. It was shameful when Reagan did it in the 80's and it is just as shameful now with President Trump, who has a long history of stiffing working-class folks going back to his days in Atlantic City. 

"During my time in Congress, I have voted against amendments which sought to curtail official time, and against measures designed to expedite the firing of federal employees within the VA, because our federal workforce should be free from political pressures and whims. Labor has always been the backbone of our country and the true engine that drives our economic prosperity. Our leaders in government should be working to strengthen our unions, not bring them to their knees."