Tag: Labor Relations

Zipper Clauses and Federal Employee Unions

October 13, 2020 7:07 AM
Zipper Clauses and Federal Employee Unions

The FLRA has issued a policy statement that a zipper clause in a federal union agreement is a required subject of bargaining.

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Federal Employee Unions’ Bargaining Must Avoid Trivia

October 2, 2020 3:53 PM
Federal Employee Unions’ Bargaining Must Avoid Trivia

The FLRA has issued a decision to require bargaining only on topics with a substantial impact on working conditions for federal employees.

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Why is it Called the ‘Weingarten Right?” It all Comes Down to Chicken

September 28, 2020 11:31 AM , Updated October 8, 2020 1:24 PM
Why is it Called the ‘Weingarten Right?” It all Comes Down to Chicken

What is the history behind the Weingarten Rights? As the author notes, it comes down to a court case about chicken.

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Court Upholds Implementing LR Orders for Federal Employees

September 17, 2020 9:04 AM
Court Upholds Implementing LR Orders for Federal Employees

The latest attempt by unions to sidetrack President Trump’s labor relations Executive Orders has been denied by a court.

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Who Decides What is An Effective and Efficient Government?

September 12, 2020 12:37 PM , Updated October 8, 2020 1:24 PM
Who Decides What is An Effective and Efficient Government?

The author says that official time represents an issue of who gets to decide what constitutes an effective and efficient government.

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Is This the End of Face to Face Bargaining?

September 4, 2020 9:38 AM , Updated October 8, 2020 1:25 PM
Is This the End of Face to Face Bargaining?

Will COVID-19 force the way traditional collective bargaining has been conducted to change?

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Freedom from Union Dues for Some Federal Employees

Freedom from Union Dues for Some Federal Employees

The FLRA has published a rule giving federal employees more leeway in canceling the withholding of union dues

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Court of Appeals Overturns FLRA on Bargaining Issue

June 9, 2020 6:13 PM , Updated August 28, 2020 3:42 PM
Court of Appeals Overturns FLRA on Bargaining Issue

A Court of Appeals has expanded the scope of bargaining in the federal government by overturning a decision of the FLRA.

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Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

May 29, 2020 12:44 PM , Updated June 9, 2020 11:36 AM
Dramatic Decrease in Official Time at VA

The VA is successfully implementing recent executive orders to restrict the use of official time and free office space previously used by unions.

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Federal Employees, Safety and Unions

April 29, 2020 2:14 PM , Updated August 14, 2020 12:55 PM

Federal employee unions are highlighting their conditions that “must be met” before employees return to work. Federal employees should exercise caution though.

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