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The Secret White House Memo:Inside Trumpís Plan to Destroy Unions
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 15, 2019 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

Posted on 10/16/2019 5:51:16 PM PDT by mdittmar

This is the first segment of AFGE’s 5-part series: The Secret Memo : Inside Trump’s Plan to Destroy Unions.

A leaked White House memo, as first reported by the New York Times and then obtained by POLITICO, outlines President Trump’s plans to destroy public and private-sector unions, get rid of worker protections, cripple workers’ ability to organize, and increase profits for corporate special interests.

This explosive 19-page document was prepared in 2017 by Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy James Sherk, who was previously a research fellow at the regressive, anti-worker Heritage Foundation.

The memo, laced with familiar half-truths and outright lies, is proof that AFGE has been right all along in saying that the administration’s true goal in making changes to personnel rules is to “end collective bargaining” in the federal sector. It’s right there in their own words.

Federal workers are featured prominently in this hit piece as the administration’s main target.

Also on the hit list are private-sector workers. Among other things, the memo discusses ways to make it impossible for workers to unionize. It details steps to boost corporations’ profits by cutting workers’ overtime pay and redefining workers as independent contractors. It explains ways to shield mega-corporations from being liable for workers’ poor working conditions in franchises.

The administration’s divide-and-conquer strategy with respect to organized labor is as disgusting as it is shameful. But it won’t work. Across this country, our members and the members of every other labor union are getting educated, organized, and mobilized.

As the largest union representing federal employees, AFGE will continue to resist the President’s mob mentality and disrespect for the federal workforce and the work they do.

Next week we will go into detail of the administration’s plan to end collective bargaining at various agencies, including DoD, VA, and TSA.

Outraged?


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Outraged?

Not a bit;)

1 posted on 10/16/2019 5:51:16 PM PDT by mdittmar
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Way past time to rid us of govt employee unions.


2 posted on 10/16/2019 5:52:05 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: mdittmar

Oh noes!!! How will I ever go on...?


3 posted on 10/16/2019 5:52:15 PM PDT by fhayek
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I imagine this is fake and manufactured by the deep state to get the Unions back behind the demonicrats and stop unions moving toward Trump.
4 posted on 10/16/2019 5:53:44 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Good thinking.


5 posted on 10/16/2019 5:55:31 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: rstrahan
Way past time to rid us of govt employee unions.

My understanding is that it was an Executive Order by JFK that enabled government unions. Has there been additional foundational legislation? Or can an EO be undone by a subsequent Presidential EO (unless, apparently, the President is Trump)?

6 posted on 10/16/2019 5:56:55 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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Anyone who is dealt with any government agency of any size knows how inefficient and bloated they are. Go to your local DMV and tell me that you couldn’t get rid of half the people there and still make no difference is customer service. Now imagine that level of Bureaucratic miss management and Incompetency at every large state and federal government agency. It is time to get rid of government unions


7 posted on 10/16/2019 5:58:09 PM PDT by matt04
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To: mdittmar

Sounds great to me!


8 posted on 10/16/2019 6:00:33 PM PDT by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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FDR provided very sound reasons we should NOT have public sector unions.

First is there aren't 2 sides!!!

Its a self dealing con job.

9 posted on 10/16/2019 6:02:43 PM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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Why do we allow the word leaked to be applied to made up stuff? It’s so secret only the “leaker” knows about it.


10 posted on 10/16/2019 6:02:58 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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Not all of them, just SEIU, AFGE and AFSCME.


11 posted on 10/16/2019 6:04:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: mdittmar


12 posted on 10/16/2019 6:04:26 PM PDT by Chode (Send bachelors, and come heavily armed!)
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To: mountainlion

Trump only cares about public service unions, he could care less about unions outside of government!!! I agree with him there should not be unions in government!! I thought that unionizing government workers was done with an EO why in the hell doesn’t he overturn that EO!!! He will cut government by 50% doing just that!!!


13 posted on 10/16/2019 6:04:55 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NEA,AFT;)


14 posted on 10/16/2019 6:06:46 PM PDT by mdittmar
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Who cares what the 6% of the population who are union members does or thinks? Soon there will be as many homosexuals as union members.


15 posted on 10/16/2019 6:06:58 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: mdittmar
This explosive 19-page document was prepared in 2017 by Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy James Sherk, who was previously a research fellow at the regressive, anti-worker Heritage Foundation.

It is a long time since I have read any union propaganda. I had forgotten how they abuse language and logic.

If you are not Progressive you must be Regressive

If you are not Pro Union you must be Anti-Worker.

I know plenty of union members that are frustrated that unions protect the lazy and incompetent workers in their midst that make their work harder and more dangerous.

Then there are those that lie and blame others when they screw up.

Sometimes unions improve things but in my experience most of the time they cost workers more than they are worth.

16 posted on 10/16/2019 6:09:01 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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“...It has seven bullet points on firing federal employees. The administration is obviously not concerned about making the government more efficient, just how they can more efficiently get rid of career civil servants who have served their country honorably....”
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Not talking about “front line” employees who are probably mostly productive but certainly at the various staff and headquarter levels the federal government is loaded to the gills with non-productive employees. If more non-producers were fired some of the remaining slugs would be motivated to get busy.

To that end, there’s no downside to finding ways to make terminating such federal employees easier.


17 posted on 10/16/2019 6:11:01 PM PDT by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% ¬ó PERMANENTLY)
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To: mdittmar
The union supports/encourages this activity.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/Federal-Workers-Continue-Accessing-Pornography-Government-Issued-Computers-481926621.html

18 posted on 10/16/2019 6:14:54 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media, our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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Considering the source, I wouldn’t believe a word of it. This type of ploy has the same smell the other planted evidence had. Of course I hope it’s true Government workers, and I use the term workers cautiously, need to be brought down a few pegs, they should not average better pay and benefits than the working people who pay for it.


19 posted on 10/16/2019 6:15:26 PM PDT by fatman6502002 ((The Team The Team The Team - Bo Schembechler circa 1969))
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Yup,die unions die! There is zero reason let alone Constitutional authority for education and government to be unionized.


20 posted on 10/16/2019 6:15:56 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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