Tag: Labor Relations
What defines a “good” or “effective” labor organization and its leadership? The author says that he has recently been encountering a rash of agency officials with a profoundly negative experience of their employee representatives. He describes why he believes this to be the case and what he believes leads to these negative attitudes and experiences.
In the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary reportedly asked for a list of which managers and executives should be fired. This is a first event in the federal sector. The author raises questions about issues this creates for the agency.
The Collaboration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) program is run by the FLRA to reduce disputes and litigation. Here are suggestions for working successfully with this program as a labor relations practitioner.
The Wall Street Journal recently published an opinion piece linking a Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) decision to the massive data breach that recently occurred at OPM which jeopardized the personal data of millions of current and former federal employees. The author analyzes this case and how it relates to the data breach.
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.
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.
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