Tag: Labor Relations

AFGE Runs More Bad Internal Elections than Any Other US Union, DOL Finds

Filed in News by on June 8, 2015 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) since 2011 has conducted nineteen investigations of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) internal elections finding misconduct. The author notes that if you count up the bad elections by union, AFGE has more than any other public or private sector labor organization over the past five years.

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AFGE Leads All American Unions in Criminal Misconduct by its Officials Since 2014

Filed in News by on June 4, 2015 Comments

According to the Department of Labor, various criminal actions took place with regard to Federal employee union officials since January of 2014. All but one involves AFGE.

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Member Pizzella Says “Enough is Enough” to Abusive Union Reps in FLRA Dissent

Filed in News by on April 7, 2015 Comments

This FLRA appears ideologically mandated to excuse virtually any union bad behavior. As a result of the FLRA’s failure to hold unions accountable for it, the misbehavior happens frequently

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For Federal Employees, Performance Counts

Filed in News by on April 2, 2015 Comments

The Merit System Principles represent the federal government’s self-imposed code in its attempt to be a model employer and also govern all aspects of federal employees’ jobs. The author explains in more practical terms what these principles are and what they mean to you and your rights as a federal employee.

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May 100% Official Time for Union Officials be a Per Se Statutory Violation?

Filed in News by on March 26, 2015 Comments

Most federal sector union locals operate on a no cost to them basis. The author asks if it is time for agencies to look at what employees on 100% official time are doing with that time.

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Past Practice Doctrine

Filed in News by on March 19, 2015 Comments

The author discusses the concept of past practice as it applies to bargaining agreements between an agency and a union.

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How Much Official Time Used by Federal Unions? No One Really Knows

Filed in News by on November 19, 2014 Comments

GAO analyzed a recent OPM report on official time usage by federal employee unions. It found significant discrepancies in the data but OPM noted that providing more accurate data “is not a priority at this time.”

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Official Time and the Implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement – A Micro Perspective

Filed in News by on October 29, 2014 Comments

The author says that much has been written about the number of hours of official time used by the government, but from the perspective of Congress, OPM and others. She instead suggests looking at the subject from the perspective of federal employees in the workplace.

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