Hillary Clinton has picked up another federal employee union endorsement, this time from the National Treasury Employees Union.
The American Federation of Government Employees has announced that it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.
Federal employee groups have been expressing their displeasure this week with the president’s proposed pay raise for 2016.
The author says that unions, like the people they represent, come in a lot of flavors. He describes some of his own experiences which highlight both the good and the bad when it comes to unions and also says that the right leadership in agencies and unions can be a force for real progress.
J. David Cox, Sr. will serve another three year term as the American Federation of Government Employees national president.
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.
The federal government currently pays salaries of employees who spend time representing unions. Legislation has been introduced to eliminate this practice.
The NY Post published a piece recently quoting a Federal union official to the effect that there would be payback for any problems caused by sequestration. The Author suggests the Post get a grip on its reporting and that Federal unions might just want to read up on the law and some ancient history.
Two Postal Service unions are unhappy about the Postal Service’s decision to eliminate Saturday mail delivery with one even going so far as to call for the Postmaster General’s dismissal.
Americans are increasingly polarized. Elections are becoming more hotly disputed with tempers fraying and lawyers and lawsuits becoming the “new normal.” At the heart of the matter, the role of government in America and the role of unions in government.