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