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GSA Revises Ban on Soliciting Employees of Contractors in GSA-Controlled Buildings to Allow Union Organizers Access to Workers

Today the General Services Administration (GSA) published a direct final rule amending the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) to revise the ban on soliciting employees of contractors in GSA-controlled buildings so that union organizers can access these workers. The rule is effective immediately while open to a 60-day comment period that ends November 1st. These revisions will grant access to federal property under the direct control of GSA (including leased property), or property for which federal agencies are acting under a delegation of authority from GSA, for union organizers with the intent to educate employees of private sector contractors working in these federal government facilities about the benefits of organizing, collective bargaining, and union membership.

Granting union organizers such access to interact with the employees of federal contractors working at GSA-controlled properties was a SWACCA-supported recommendation of the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment to facilitate union organizing among employees of federal construction contractors and subcontractors at most federal properties.

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