EPA Union, PEER Tout Scientific Integrity Safeguards In New Staff Contract

June 13, 2024
EPA’s largest union and a whistleblower group are highlighting novel language in the union’s recently signed collective bargaining agreement that they say significantly strengthens implementation and oversight of the agency’s scientific integrity policy, months after observers attacked proposed policy revisions for lacking enforcement mechanisms. American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 238, which represents some 8,000 EPA employees nationwide, “has won a provision protecting scientific integrity in its new collective bargaining agreement with the agency,” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility...

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