On the anniversary of the Charlottesville violence, the same racist/nationalist group that perpetrated the Charlottesville violence will rally in DC near the White House. The rally, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 11 & 12, could impact federal employees on Thursday, Friday, and Monday as rally participants arrive in or depart DC.
NTEU Chapter 280, in an email to management today, urged careful planning and action, as well as additional flexibility for employees including allowing unscheduled leave and telework on the days surrounding the rally. We want to ensure the safety of our members and bargaining unit employees, and ensure that employees can choose, in advance, to avoid even the potential of a confrontation.
We anticipate that spontaneous demonstrations may break out in advance of the scheduled events, or that there may be racist signs and slogans openly displayed prior to or after the rally that federal employees could view as attacks.
Chapter 280's email is below....