Tag: Labor Relations

Winning at Weingarten

Filed in News by on May 30, 2016 Comments

The “Weingarten Right” stems from a Supreme Court decision that forever changed labor relations. The author looks at the history of this court ruling and how it applies to labor relations in government. He also provides suggestions for each of the players involved in disciplinary meetings to help ease what can often be a stressful situation.

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Why Do Feds Join Unions and Pay Dues?

Filed in News by on April 19, 2016 Comments

The author poses this question to FedSmith readers: if you currently pay or used to pay dues to a federal employee union, why did you choose to do so?

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Bill to Require OPM to Report Annually on Official Time Moves Ahead

Filed in News by on April 14, 2016 Comments

A bill to require OPM to provide annual information on the amount of official time used by federal employees engaging in union activity has been sent to the House for consideration.

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How Does the New Union ‘Persuader’ Rule Affect Federal Agencies and Contractors?

Filed in News by on March 30, 2016 Comments

The Department of Labor recently finalized a rule that requires reporting of “persuader” activities and agreements meant to “directly or indirectly persuade employees concerning their rights to organize and bargain collectively.” The author explains what this new rule is and what it means for the federal workforce.

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Despite Legal Threats, Membership In Federal Unions Shows Growth

Filed in News by on March 15, 2016 Comments

Federal unions showed the largest growth rate in membership since 2008 according to recent BLS data. The author points out, however, that federal unions have been under attack from various laws and court cases which he says presents a long term challenge for unions going forward.

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Unions, Official Time and the Politically Neutral Fed Workforce

Filed in News by on March 3, 2016 Comments

A bill to require OPM to provide yearly data to Congress on union activity by federal employees is under consideration in the House.

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Legislation Proposes to Put Increased Restrictions on Federal Employee Unions

Filed in News by on February 4, 2016 Comments

The “Federal Employee Rights Act” would put significant restrictions on the financial stability of federal employee unions and require a majority of employees in a bargaining unit to vote in favor of union representation.

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Legislation Introduced to End Unionization at IRS

Filed in News by on November 5, 2015 Comments

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced legislation that would end mandatory labor unions at the Internal Revenue Service.

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