Timothy Benton | Jan 9, 2019 | 0
Liberal Court Does It Again
Trump in one of his moves to continue to remake the government, to not reward seniority over work ethic had put in place an executive order enabling federal employers to rid themselves of sub-performing employees, thus stripping them of some of the ridiculous protections their unions have over them. The liberal court with another Obama appointee was going to have none of this.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ( a Obama appointee) of the U.S. District Court, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said in a court order that Trump’s orders, which also would reduce the amount of time low-performing employees had to improve their performance before being fired, “undermine federal employees’ right to bargain collectively.”
Trump signed three executive orders in May that administration officials said would give government agencies greater ability to remove employees with “poor” performance, obtain “better deals” in union contracts and require federal employees with union responsibilities to spend less time on union work.
The directives drew immediate criticism from the American Federation of Government Employees, which said the moves would hurt veterans, law enforcement officers and others.
The reality is these orders did nothing of the sort, what it did was strip some of the protection of sub-performing, or outright lazy federal employees, thus freeing up the employer the right to fire them if they refused to work up to expectations.
Being a staunch Liberal, this was not acceptable to Judge Jackson, protecting the unions are more important than protecting the right of the nation to have good employees.
Jackson ruled that while the president has the authority to issue executive orders relating to federal labor relations, the orders cannot “eviscerate the right to bargain collectively” as envisioned in a long-standing federal statute.
“The President must be deemed to have exceeded his authority in issuing (the orders),” Jackson ruled.
One has to ask, Judge Jackson, the president is given the right to set up employment conditions within the US government, I would say the only one I see that has exceeded their authority is the judge, once more we have legislation from the bench where it should not be allowed.
Sadly this also points to the all-consuming power the government unions have, no longer do they care about the people the government is in place to service, rather only to protect the people that are supposed to be doing the service.
And who loses in this battle? We the people do.