AFGE charges DoD with unfair labor practices in upcoming network consolidation

Federal News Network: The Defense Department’s largest labor union is charging the Pentagon with engaging in unfair labor practices as part of its plan to consolidate more than 1,000 existing information technology workers from throughout DoD into the Defense Information Systems Agency.

The American Federation of Government Employees said on Tuesday that it had filed a formal complaint with the Federal Labor Relations Authority. AFGE charged that DoD is in violation of federal labor laws because it did not consult with the union before it began to implement its plan to reassign employees from more than a dozen other “fourth estate” agencies to DISA.

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