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Agency rejects Trump administration arguments that immigration judges cannot form a union

Added 08-03-20 11:14:03pm EST - “The US Department of Justice has been trying to decertify immigration judges' union amid a Trump administration effort to silence its critics.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Agency rejects Trump administration arguments that immigration judges cannot form a union”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Federal immigration judges are workers too, or so the US Federal Labor Relations Authority has ruled, rejecting efforts by the Trump administration to silence its critics on the bench and nullify their union.

The decision, reached July 31, comes after The National Association of Immigration Judges filed a lawsuit over efforts to prevent its members from publicly speaking out about matters of US policy.

Once exception to the existing gag order, promulgated by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, is for union leaders — an exemption that would go away, of course, if judges had no union.

In January, the US Department of Justice sought to have the judges' decades-old union decertified, arguing that its members are not workers, entitled to collective bargaining, but managers. 

On Friday, Susan Bartlett, Washington, DC, regional director for the FLRA, dismissed DOJ's argument, stating that the department "failed to establish that immigration judges are management officials."

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