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AFGE has scheduled a number of meetings at resorts and a national conference with discounted Disney tickets in Orlando Florida in September. How many attendees will be on official time and government paid travel and per diem is anyone’s guess. The author suggests that for every day a union representative spends at this conference, up to three might not have to be furloughed. Does this affect your pay?
FLRA is not deciding any cases as they are missing two members. If the former Chair is reconfirmed, we can expect more union proposals to be offered and ordered negotiable as “appropriate arrangements” for violating a management statutory right. The Author recently covered this topic at the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals’ annual conference. This article offers the meat of that presentation and suggestions for dealing with FLRA on this issue.
Have you ever listened to someone give a presentation or state a particular view and leave out a critical piece of information? The Author suggests that perhaps FLRA’s General Counsel’s bias was showing in a recent presentation on Furloughs and Agencies need to take it with a big block of salt.
Will a person’s behavior change when getting a written reprimand? The goal should be to change the undesirable behavior. The author analyzes the disciplinary process and offers suggestions for those who may be involved in a disciplinary situation.
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN.) has offered an amendment to defund the enforcement of any decisions or regulations made by an invalid National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “quorum” that includes individuals whose presence at the board was ruled by a federal court to be unconstitutional.
House Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) has introduced legislation that would require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to cease activity until the legal issues involving the current board have been settled.