19 February 2020

The EOs have been implemented beginning October 2, 2019. Implementation bargaining is occurring many NFFE units. NFFE has filed negotiability appeals with FLRA claiming the EOs are illegal. These cases are likely headed back to federal court on the same theory that NFFE advanced in the District Court in the 2018 EO case. NFFE remains committed to overturning the illegal Trump Eos.

25 September 2019

Following the decision of the three-judge panel in July reversing labor's victory over the anti-employee EOs-- NFFE's request to rehear the case before the full D.C. Court of Appeals was denied. EOs to likely go into effect on October 2, 2019.

16 July 2019

The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit struck down the lower court ruling by Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson in the Trump EO case.

4 April 2019

NFFE-IAM Attorneys attended oral arguments at the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia where a three-judge panel considered the government's challenge to the union's winning lawsuit.

18 October 2018

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied the Trump Administration's request to expedite its appeal of the union victory against the EOs.

29 August 2018

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued guidance requiring agencies to rescind any implementation of the three anti-employee EOs following US District Court Judge Ketanji Brown's order.

24 August 2018

The federal unions won a challenge in federal court after petitioning to strike down provisions in the executive orders.

13 June 2018

NFFE filed a joint lawsuit with the IAMAW and 11 other federal workers' unions against President Trump and OPM, in response to the EOs.

25 May 2018

President Trump issued three Executive Orders aimed at degrading the rights of federal sector employees.
  • #13836:  Re-open collective bargaining agreements and then rush negotiations
  • #13837:  Hamstring unions' ability to represent workers
  • #13839:  Fire first, ask questions never