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Trump’s Executive Order Targeting Fed Workers Aims At A Century Of Legal Precedent

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: UNITE Here! Local 25 Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Boardman, Ricky W. Mills of the National Treasury Employee Union, American Federation of Government Employees National Vice Preside... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: UNITE Here! Local 25 Executive Secretary-Treasurer John Boardman, Ricky W. Mills of the National Treasury Employee Union, American Federation of Government Employees National Vice President for District 14 Eric Bunn, Sr., and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), from left to right listen to members of the audience speak during a town hall with federal employees, federal contract workers, and local District of Columbia businesses on the Federal Government Shutdown on January 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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As we continue reporting on the Trump administration’s closing attack against federal employees, experts and lawyers repeatedly cite an unusually old law: The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883.

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