Monthly Archives: May 2015

IS THIS FLSA RETALIATION? (By Guest Contributor) When a GS-6 employee complained to her supervisor that she was not getting paid for all the overtime she was working, the supervisor stopped giving her any overtime for a month. On her … Continue reading

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HOW UNION CONVENTIONS ARE (OR ARE NOT) CONTROLLED With the summer union convention season just getting underway, it is time to touch on the two-sided issue of convention control.  Every convention needs some control mechanisms if it is going to … Continue reading

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NEW EVIDENCE OVERTURNS A COERCED RESIGNATION Not long ago the MSPB overturned a resignation when the employee brought new evidence up after the hearing before the MSPB judge ruled. The Board accepted the evidence and also explained why it thought … Continue reading

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EARN MASTER’S IN LABOR STUDIES–WHILE WORKING Given that thousands of federal employees are union activists as stewards, officers, etc., we thought we would pass on some information to our readers about what seems like a pretty good deal for those … Continue reading

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WANT TO KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT A POTENTIAL ARBITRATOR—FOR FREE? Many times a year unions try to find out more about an arbitrator before they pick him/her to serve on a permanent panel or just to do a case.  The AFL-CIO … Continue reading

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DO DOD EMPLOYEES NEED NTEU AND/OR DOES NTEU NEED THEM? If you follow the NTEU National newsletter you have seen that the delegates at its upcoming August convention are going to consider whether or not the National President should retain … Continue reading

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WHO IS ROB ARNOLD? There are three things.  First, he is on NFFE’s National Executive Board as a National Vice President, learning  the ropes of national leadership and dealing with problems outside his own local. Second, he is also President … Continue reading

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ARBITRATION DISPUTES INSIDE UNIONS How do unions handle dispute when local reps want to take a case to arbitration and the regional or national reps do not?  Well, it turns out there are a variety of ways ranging from the … Continue reading

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OVERVIEW OF NEW NTEU-IRS CONTRACT Any time one of the larger, federal sector bargaining units signs a new contract it is a big deal for everyone.   The novel provisions will be cited by unions or management at other bargaining tables … Continue reading

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HOW TO INTERPRET CONTRACTS AND LAWS A recent post about two FLRA members declaring the placement of a single letter in the labor law to be so significant as to make clear and unambiguous the answer to three substantial labor … Continue reading

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