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In victory for unions, judge overturns key parts of Trump executive orders

In victory for unions, judge overturns key parts of Trump executive orders

Unions representing federal workers on Saturday declared victory in what they have described as an assault by the Trump administration after a federal judge struck down key provisions of a set of executive orders aimed at making it easier to fire employees and weaken their representation.

The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in Washington, was a setback to the White House's efforts to rein in federal unions, which have retained significant power over working conditions even as private-sector unions are in decline.

"It's a big win for us," said David Borer, general counsel for the American Federation of Government Employees. With 750,000 members,...

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