How do you reach agreement with a union without involving a third party? Here are some practical steps an agency can take based on the experience of an experienced negotiator in the federal sector.
Agency negotiators who lead management into an unending and apparently unendable morass are not likely to prosper. How do you open a negotiation between a union and an agency and how do you close it?
Dealing successfully with impact and implementation bargaining in the federal sector often takes considerable time and effort. The author offers advice on how to successfully get through the bargaining process.
The most important success factor in bargaining is preparation. The author’s worksheet attached to this article shows the items to be considered and researched in thoroughly preparing for bargaining.
What is impact and implementation bargaining? How does it impact federal managers and the ability to make change in an agency?
Negotiating changes in an agency during the life of a labor agreement can be time-consuming and expensive. Here are suggestions from an experienced management negotiator about how to cut down the time required to get through this process.
Federal managers who want to make changes for employees represented by a union during the life of a labor contract often feel frustrated by the time, effort and cost involved. Here is advice on how to cut down the time necessary to go through the bargaining process.
The FAA and NATCA don’t agree on the best way to wind up labor negotiations.