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President Kennedy issued Executive Order 10988 in 1962 which gave federal workers the right to join unions and engage in collective bargaining. Congress passed the Civil Service Reform Act in 1978 that established the legal steps that federal employees could use to join unions. Federal workers were allowed to join or not join, to assist recruiting or not assist recruiting, or to form or not form Unions. Once formed, a federal union and it's members could engage in all the activities of regular unions.

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