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    :: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 ::

    AFL-CIO "Work in Progress" July 11 - via email
    BUSH THE COVER BOY--It's not unusual for President Bush to appear on magazine covers. But his appearance on the cover of the June 15 edition of "Government Executive" magazine with the huge red headline "Union Buster" was unique. The cover story--in a magazine that describes itself as an "authoritative business publication for mid- to senior-level federal managers"--reported that workers' rights under the long-standing federal labor relations system are "being crushed by the weight of personnel reform." It covered the attacks on workers' rights and collective bargaining in the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Visit http://www.govexec.com and click on back issues to view the story.

    Hard Labor - Government Executive: Vol. 37 No.10 (6/15/05)
    The traditional federal labor relations system is being crushed under the weight of personnel reform.
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