Tag: Unions

Federal Unions and Their Paid Representatives: What Do You Know about Them and What Do You Think about Their Role?

By on September 27, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

This article describes some of the characteristics of a Federal union its paid representatives. The author invites readers to comment on questions posed by the article concerning the role and access to services given to federal employee unions by federal agencies.

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Don’t Want NSPS? Join A Union!

As NSPS is challenged in court, DoD is moving out by scrupulously avoiding unionized employees. This gives thousands of DoD professionals a way out–they can form a bargaining unit.

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Is it Time to Stop Subsidizing Federal Unions with Tax Money?

By on July 19, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Federal agencies spend millions of dollars each year to subsidize federal employee unions. The reasons for the continued subsidies are complex. The author poses the question: Is it time to stop subsidizing federal employee labor unions?

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New Rules for Federal Unions

By on June 5, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has issued new rules that require union members be notified of their rights as members of a union.

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Rating the "Clout Index" of Federal Employee Unions

By on January 30, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Many federal employees are disdainful of the political process of lobbyists and campaign contributions going to Congressional candidates. But pay and benefits of federal employees are impacted by Congressional action. Here is a “clout index” of several federal unions.

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Loss of Power and Members Impacts Union Solidarity

By on August 8, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Several large unions have withdrawn from the AFL-CIO, taking with them millions of dollars and millions of members. Federal employee unions have experienced substantial losses in power and members also.

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"The Emperor Has No Clothes"

By on May 23, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

What will it take for federal employee unions to try a more bipartisan approach in playing politics at the national level?

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Battling for Hearts and Minds in Defense

By on April 11, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Change comes slowly to a large, bureaucratic organization. The proposed changes to the civil service structure in DoD are no exception. The public relations battle is just the first round.

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No Blood, No Foul, No Unfair Labor Practice

By on August 15, 2002 in Court Cases, Human Resources with 0 Comments

Political battle arises over the creation of the Department of Homeland Security but this recent decision from the FLRA may give the Administration ammunition in its argument that the current program isn’t efficient or effective.

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