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Treasury union on FDA lab closures

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The National Treasury Employees Union announces Feb. 12 it sent a letter to Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., to halt proposed FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs lab closures. NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley says in a release the lab closures would compromise food safety. Kelley also says she disapproves of FDA's lack of communication with its employees, "I find it particularly egregious that the agency would let corrosive rumors about closings and consolidations spread throughout the workplace." NTEU's letter follows on the heels of a letter 20 senators sent to FDA Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach in January, saying the lab closures should undergo a congressional review (1"The Tan Sheet," Feb. 5, 2007, p. 13)...

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