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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:28 PM

MSNBC: Air Traffic Controllers Union sues Trump Admin over shutdown

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Miles Archer Jan 11 OP
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mahatmakanejeeves Jan 11 #2
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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:37 PM

1. Omg -- will donnie go all patco on them and just fire them all?

He's probably drooling at the prospect of being compared to saint Reagan... Just what we need

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:43 PM

2. Firing them would be a violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act?

Disclaimer: IANAL.

Whistleblower Protection Act

The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, 5 U.S.C. 2302(b)(8)-(9), Pub.L. 101-12 as amended, is a United States federal law that protects federal whistleblowers who work for the government and report the possible existence of an activity constituting a violation of law, rules, or regulations, or mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority or a substantial and specific danger to public health and safety. A federal agency violates the Whistleblower Protection Act if agency authorities take (or threaten to take) retaliatory personnel action against any employee or applicant because of disclosure of information by that employee or applicant.

It's administered by the Department of Labor. DOL has funding.

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Since passage of the OSH Act in 1970, Congress has expanded OSHA's whistleblower authority to protect workers from discrimination under twenty-two federal laws. Complaints must be reported to OSHA within set timeframes following the discriminatory action, as prescribed by each law. These laws, and the number of days employees have to file a complaint, are:

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:51 PM

3. I doubt this Supreme Court would think it applies in this situation

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