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AFSCME NowAFSCME is standing together with federal government workers to fight back against attacks by the Trump administration.

On May 25, President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions. It was not just an attack on labor unions but on democracy itself.

Now the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of one of Trump’s executive orders. AFSCME joined that lawsuit on Friday.

The lawsuit says Trump’s executive order to limit the amount of time that federal workers can spend fulfilling union roles violates the First Amendment-guaranteed freedom of association and rewrites portions of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act without the assent of Congress.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders said the 1.6 million members of AFSCME are standing together with their AFGE sisters and brothers to fight back against the Trump administration’s unconstitutional attacks.

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