In May 2018, the former administration issued several executive orders restricting the ability of federal employee unions to function, including their ability to represent employees on work time, and the right to have a union office in the workplace – rights guaranteed in the Veterans’ Administration collective bargaining agreement. On our May 19 Labor Forward forum American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 1732 President Amber Mack will describe how her union dealt with the restrictions, how those restrictions were ultimately rescinded by the new administration’s January 2021 executive order, and how their union and VA management have been working to develop a new relationship with union rights restored.
About Labor Forward: A live stream interview series
School for Workers is excited to announce a new live stream interview series, the Labor Forward Forum. The forum is a free, online series held on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Each month, a School for Workers faculty member will interview advocates of the labor/worker movement to highlight their important work, celebrate their progress, and learn from their unique experiences. Pre-registration is required.