Republicans Introduce Bill To Ban Unions For 70,000 IRS Workers

By Sahid Fawaz

Republicans are on the march against unions once again. This time the target is the IRS. reports:

“A Republican in Congress is looking to block 70,000 federal employees from unionizing, introducing a bill to ban organized labor at the Internal Revenue Service.

The Preventing Unionization of Revenue Service Employees, or PULSE, Act (H.R. 6268), introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., would specifically exclude IRS employees from provisions of Title Five of the U.S. Code related to labor-management relations. That would effectively prohibit employees at the unions from unionizing or engaging in collective bargaining.

The National Treasury Employees Union currently represents nearly all IRS employees. Gosar said his bill would piggyback on a recent Supreme Court decision that ruled public sector unions could not collect mandatory fees from non-members. The ruling would not apply to federal employee unions, which were already banned from collecting such fees . . .

‘Like the president’s anti-labor executive orders, this is just another effort to deny working men and women basic rights in the workplace,’ said NTEU President Tony Reardon. ‘Over the years, NTEU and the IRS have made improvements at IRS workplaces that make the agency more efficient and assisted more taxpayers. After losing 22,000 employees in the last eight years and $700 million in funding, what the IRS really needs is more staff and resources to better serve the American public.'”

For the full story, visit GovExec here.

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