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Justice Department takes step to decertify union for immigration judges

August 12, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice took a step Friday to decertify the union for immigration judges by filing a petition with the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

The petition asks the authority to determine whether the union should have its certification revoked because its members are management employees who aren’t allowed to unionize, report the Washington Post and the New York Times. The union is the National Association of Immigration Judges.

Judge Ashley Tabaddor, the union’s president, disputed the contention that immigration judges are management employees.

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