Tag: Labor Relations

“Collective Begging” Returning to Federal Labor Relations Program?

Filed in News by on February 11, 2005 Comments

The new personnel system for the Department of Defense will look much different and result in much less participation by unions in day-to-day affairs of the agency

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“You’re Sad? Too Bad”

Filed in News by on February 9, 2005 Comments

Several airport screeners argue they were short-changed by the government when their salary did not match the promise given when they were first employed. The court concludes they have a strong moral argument but do not have a legal one.

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An Unusual Case

Filed in News by on February 1, 2005 Comments

In this unusual case, the Dept. of Labor prevailed in an unfair labor practice case against AFGE Local 12

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Labor Relations in Government: Back to the Future

Filed in News by on January 28, 2005 Comments

The new labor relations program going into place in the Department of Homeland Security is a major change from the structure in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and, in many ways, resembles the Executive Orders of the 1960’s.

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Frustration in the Court

Filed in News by on January 26, 2005 Comments

A protracted legal battle over releasing information to a union representing an employee of the Bureau of Prisons has been going on for years but without final resolution.

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Five Years and Counting

Filed in News by on January 18, 2005 Comments

The FAA and AFSCME started bargaining a contract five years ago. A new court decision says that the agency’s contention that OMB has to approve the final agreement is valid because of a clear and unmistakable waiver by the union.

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Firing or Counseling? How Does the MSPB Decide?

Filed in News by on January 13, 2005 Comments

Will the MSPB consider an agency’s penalty imposed against an employee? Here is an example.

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Can A Federal Employee Be Fired After A Criminal Conviction?

Filed in News by on December 16, 2004 Comments

This federal employee was fired after being convicted and sentenced to prison. But the removal action was not quick or easy.

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