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Is USCIS Union-Busting?

June 18, 2024 (1 min read)

Dominick Ocampo, KLKN, June 17, 2024

"Union members made their voices heard Monday afternoon outside the local United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office amid impending layoffs.  The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Local 808 Union called upon the federal government to halt mass layoffs occurring nationwide and accused the agency of union busting.  In April, 110 USCIS workers were laid off in California, with 110 more scheduled to be let go in the coming days.  Layoffs will soon begin in Vermont, with Nebraska up next.  As of right now, the Lincoln location — near Eighth and S streets — is the home of 400 employees. But by the end of 2025, the UCSIS aims to have that number down to 173, according to union President Dawn Meyer.  She said the employees at the Lincoln office are already struggling to keep up.  “We have more work than we know what to do with.” Meyer said. “With the consolidation of employees in California, their leftover work is being funneled into Nebraska, resulting in more work because the current pool of employees in Nebraska can only do so much.”  She said immigration workers will keep pushing back against the layoffs.  “We will continue to rally,” Meyer said."