Trump order could spark mass firings of civil servants before inauguration, lawmakers warn | Reuters

The Oct. 21 order allows agencies to reclassify workers involved in policy-making to a new “Schedule F” category without the job protections they have now. The agencies must complete their reviews by Jan. 19, the day before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The executive order would “expedite the hiring of political appointees into jobs without regard to merit and place them in roles best served by career civil servants—including economists, scientists, and data analysts,” the Democrats’ letter said.

Trump order could spark mass firings of civil servants before inauguration, lawmakers warn | Reuters

Trump’s war on unions and middle class workers continues.