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Appeals court rules for Trump in fight over federal worker restrictions

Appeals court rules for Trump in fight over federal worker restrictions

Appeals court rules for Trump re federal workers

A federal appeals court handed President Trump a legal victory Tuesday when it ruled against labor unions representing  government workers in their fight with the administration over  workplace rules.

The unanimous decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a district  court ruling last year that struck down key aspects of three executive  orders. The provisions in question curtailed civil service protections  and made it easier for employers to fire workers and weaken their union  representation.

More than a dozen unions representing federal employees challenged the  executive orders, which impact roughly 2.1 million civil servants,  arguing they violated a 1978 law on collective bargaining.

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