Update on the Executive Orders Lawsuit
This past week the District Court ruled against the unions in its lawsuit against the executive orders. To remind you of the issue, the executive orders were first issued by the President on May 25, 2018. POPA provided a summary of the orders which can be found here: http://popa.org/blog/executive-orders-impacting-federal-employees-and-their-unions/.
POPA joined with other unions in a lawsuit against the executive orders. U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown issued an order in August 2018 declaring provisions of the executive orders to be unlawful and enjoined their application. On July 16, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals vacated the August 2018 decision. It was ruled that the federal district court lacked jurisdiction in deciding the unions’ claims. In addition, last week the administration asked the court to immediately put the executive orders into effect. The fight continues.