“The Perfect Storm” was a riveting movie released in 2000. Federal employees have a front row seat while watching the political version of a perfect storm unfold. At stake in this scenario: your future pay and benefits.
The article tests your labor relations savvy. You’ve answered the questions, now compare your answers with those of the author.
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.
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.
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?
The Department of Labor has issued new rules that require union members be notified of their rights as members of a union.
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.
Several large unions have withdrawn from the AFL-CIO, taking with them millions of dollars and millions of members.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.
What will it take for federal employee unions to try a more bipartisan approach in playing politics at the national level?
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.