The administration issued a final 369-page rule explaining just how federal contractors must comply with labor law.
"The platform advocates such profound changes to the terms of government employment that it would bring to end the merit-based, apolitical civil service system."
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the Commerce Department's attempt to limit workers' rights to file discrimination cases.
Some 250 AFGE members and supporters rallied outside Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt's office in St. Louis, March 20, to protest the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts to vital social services and the military, known as sequestration.
Labor and its allies have come out swinging against President Obama's call for a two-year pay freeze for federal workers.