The eviction notice went out in early July. Barri Sue Bryant, the local’s president, says the union was told to vacate its office at the end of the month. The union represents some 1,200 workers at the Social Security office in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Even their bulletin board had to come down.
It’s not just the Social Security Administration. Unions representing federal agencies across government are facing similar restrictions on their ability to represent workers who may have beefs with their boss or concerns about working conditions or hours.