EPA unions oppose move to ‘Phase 2’ reopening during pandemic

August 4, 2020
EPA’s two largest employee unions are opposing agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s decision to move its Washington, D.C. headquarters and Region 1 office in Boston to “phase 2” of its COVID-19 reopening strategy, warning it is at odds with the government’s “gating criteria” that requires a drop in virus cases before advancing reopening. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) in an Aug. 3 statement says the plan is happening despite workers’ repeated objections that any step to bring them back...

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