Tag: Unions

Why Do Feds Join Unions and Pay Dues?

By on April 19, 2016 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author poses this question to FedSmith readers: if you currently pay or used to pay dues to a federal employee union, why did you choose to do so?

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House Oversight Committee Seeking Information on Payment to Confidential Informants

By on February 17, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Oversight Committee Seeking Information on Payment to Confidential Informants

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is seeking information about a payment in excess of $850,000 to pay confidential informants when an information sharing agreement existed between Amtrak and the Justice Department.

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House Committee Fires Off Letters Demanding Data on Federal Employees’ Use of ‘Official Time’

By on February 16, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Committee Fires Off Letters Demanding Data on Federal Employees’ Use of ‘Official Time’

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) fired off numerous letters late last week to various federal agency leaders requesting data on federal employees’ use of official time.

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NTEU Endorses Clinton for President

By on January 21, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
NTEU Endorses Clinton for President

Hillary Clinton has picked up another federal employee union endorsement, this time from the National Treasury Employees Union.

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AFGE Endorses Clinton for President

By on December 10, 2015 in Current Events with 0 Comments
AFGE Endorses Clinton for President

The American Federation of Government Employees has announced that it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

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Federal Employee Groups Disgusted With President’s Proposed Pay Raise

By on September 2, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Groups Disgusted With President’s Proposed Pay Raise

Federal employee groups have been expressing their displeasure this week with the president’s proposed pay raise for 2016.

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Cox Reelected as AFGE National President

By on August 19, 2015 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Cox Reelected as AFGE National President

J. David Cox, Sr. will serve another three year term as the American Federation of Government Employees national president.

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NTEU Announces Election of New President

By on August 11, 2015 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) has announced that 25 year NTEU veteran Tony Reardon has been elected to serve as the union’s new president.

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The Good and the Bad Union Representative

By on August 10, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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.

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Legislation Introduced to Closely Track Payment of Union Officials’ Salaries

By on May 28, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The federal government currently pays salaries of employees who spend time representing unions. Legislation has been introduced to eliminate this practice.

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