Monthly Archives: February 2016

ANOTHER EEOC GUIDE Just a few days ago we pointed you in the direction of the AFGE Guide to Fighting Discrimination as a great source for employees and their union reps embarking on an EEO charge. But we don’t want … Continue reading

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CBP’S HAIL MARY PASS BLOWN DEAD You needn’t have stayed on top of federal sector labor relations developments over the last decade to know that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is involved in a ton of litigation with the unions … Continue reading

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SELL-OUT UNIONISM Assume for a minute that something like this message popped up in our mail last weekend: “My union won a huge arbitration case for a group of us whose career ladder promotions have been habitually delayed. I was … Continue reading

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HOW SPECIFIC MUST GROUP GRIEVANCES BE? Is the following a legitimate grievance: “Local X007 alleges on behalf of impacted employees that the agency violated the compensation rights of employees at various offices over the last six years and asks that … Continue reading

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HOW TO CHANGE UNION AFFILIATION On March 28, 1988, NAGE Local R14-146 was certified as the exclusive representative of a unit of health care employees at the U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service Hospital, Shiprock, New Mexico, including employees … Continue reading

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WOW! AFGE’S GUIDE TO FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION  AFGE has published online a 170-page roadmap to the EEO complaint process for employees and union reps that underscores two things about the union. First is its obviously deep commitment to civil rights issues.  … Continue reading

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OFFICIAL TIME, TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT AND UNION INVESTMENTS Even a quick review of the latest LM-2 and IRS 990 reports filed by unions reveals that some federal sector unions have a lot of money in the bank at not just the … Continue reading

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I DON’T GET NO ADVANCE SICK LEAVE RESPECT An employee asked for 88 hours of advance sick leave due to incapacitation and doctor appointments.  When the agency denied the request, she was given no reason for the decision.  When her … Continue reading

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MEDICAL PRIVACY QUIZ An employee informs her manager that she will need some sick leave because of pending knee replacement surgery.  Her supervisor passes on that information on to her supervisors so that they are aware of a potential need … Continue reading

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HOW TO WASTE, ABUSE AND MAYBE EVEN DEFRAUD UNION FUNDS We are not talking about what everyone would consider outright theft, e.g., reimbursing a dummy company for fictional services and shipping the money to the Caymans. We are not even … Continue reading

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