The Secret White House Memo: Inside Trump’s Plan to Destroy Unions

www.afge.org | 10/15/2019 | Staff
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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.

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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.

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

The memo discusses ways to purge federal unions and end collective bargaining.

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It discusses steps to dismantle the federal workforce and cut pay and benefits.

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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We also see here the seeds of the President’s union-busting executive orders; several bullet points made it...
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