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Union Staff Say They Were Told to Rein In Harassment Chatter

  • Employees “are free to communicate with each other,” AFGE says
  • AFGE president J. David Cox denies misconduct allegations
J. David Cox speaks during a rally in Washington in 2016.
J. David Cox speaks during a rally in Washington in 2016.Photographer: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images
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Employees at the largest federal worker’s union say they’ve been told not to discuss an ongoing sexual harassment scandal with union members or on social media.

Late on Sunday, Bloomberg News reported that ten people who worked for the American Federation of Government Employees say they witnessed or experienced inappropriate behavior by union president J. David Cox. He denies the allegations, according to AFGE.