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AFGE Warns Reopening Without Virus Precautions Puts Workers at Risk

Posted 6/22/20

The leader of the largest union of Federal employees warned Congress June 16 that the Trump Administration's rush to reopen the Department of Homeland Security's operations without implementing basic COVID-19 precautions would put his members at risk of contracting the deadly virus.

"As a consequence, instead of stopping the spread of COVID-19, the government itself will contribute to the continuation and possible worsening of the pandemic," American Federation Government Employees President Everett Kelley testified at a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee.

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