Court rejects ouster of No. 2 leader from largest federal union

The Washington Post: In a striking setback for the leadership of the largest federal union, a U.S. district court has reversed the ouster of the labor organization’s second highest official, who is a political opponent of the No. 1 boss.

The removal of Eugene Hudson Jr., once and apparently again the elected secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Government Employees, was overturned Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg.

He ordered AFGE to “reinstate Hudson to his position as National Secretary-Treasurer effective immediately.” But it’s not clear when immediately is. AFGE is expected to appeal. AFGE communications director Ashley De Smeth would not comment on ongoing cases.

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