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EEOC Puts Unions Above Americans’ Needs

Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) slammed a temporary return-to-office agreement announced this week by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Charlotte Burrows between EEOC and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

EEOC and the AFGE finally came to a temporary agreement: it is grossly insufficient. After two and a half years, the agency has been unable to bring its approximately 2,000 workers back into the office for regular, in-person work because of outdated pandemic-era demands. Starting in January, EEOC employees will be required to work in-person for only three days a week—up from the current requirement of only two days. However, when the agreement ends in March, employees will then be required to work in-person for only two days a week. EEOC and AFGE will then continue to negotiate.

“I am extremely disappointed. Federal agencies must stop putting the ludicrous demands of Big Labor above those of the American people—including those seeking justice under employment nondiscrimination laws,” said Foxx.
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