EPA Union Officials Oppose Wheeler’s Plan To Begin Reopening Offices

May 26, 2020
Officials with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union representing the majority of EPA employees, are strongly opposing Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s announcement that the agency will begin a phased reopening in three of its 10 regions after the coronavirus pandemic closed all agency offices in March. In a May 22 letter to Wheeler, AFGE EPA National President Gary Morton calls the May 21 notice that regions 4, 7 and 10 would start to reopen an “utter surprise,” especially...

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