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Biden administration abolishes ICE labor union

Added 08-11-22 05:03:02pm EST - “The Biden administration delivered a death sentence Thursday to the labor organization that represents thousands of employees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Biden administration abolishes ICE labor union”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Biden administration delivered a death sentence Thursday to the labor organization that represents thousands of employees at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The Federal Labor Relations Authority’s decision erases the National ICE Council and leaves its 7,600 members, mostly deportation officers, without a collective bargaining agreement or union representation, members said.

The move also dents a prominent critic of both the administration and the American Federation of Government Employees, the umbrella union that the ICE Council has been part of.

AFGE moved to “disclaim” the ICE employees earlier this summer after the council filed a complaint alleging gross mismanagement and hostile intentions at AFGE. AFGE President Everett Kelley said the ICE Council wasn’t being a good partner in the labor movement.

FLRA Regional Director Jessica S. Bartlett agreed to AFGE’s request in a decision Thursday, saying that ICE also sided with AFGE in its battle to ax the council.

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