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HOW UNIONS CAN BOOST MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICIAL TIME Now that FSIP has announced that it is going to reduce unions’ official time allotment if the unions do not increase their activity on behalf of employees, unions need to step up … Continue reading

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WE STAND CORRECTED; CONGRATS NFFE! No sooner had we posted the story about AFGE reporting 18 consecutive years of membership growth and concluded that they outdid everyone else then we learned that NFFE rocked the federal sector labor community by … Continue reading

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THE AMAZING AFGE While there are things that AFGE could do better, it is hard to imagine it or any other federal employee union doing a better job at building membership year after year. In fact, we can’t find another … Continue reading

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HOW TO USE FEDSMILL FOR MAX VALUE What do you do with the FEDSMILL posts you get?  If you read them, that’s good because we started this blog in order to boost everyone’s awareness of what rights employees have and … Continue reading

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UNION MEMBERSHIP CONTINUES TO GROW DESPITE YOU KNOW WHAT Given that we found it reassuring to read a recent Washington Post report about unions adding more and more new members despite the Washington political climate they have had to live … Continue reading

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CONGRATS TO NFFE, NWSEO & POPA Not long ago we spotlighted AFGE not only for its monstrous increase in net membership last year, but for over 15 consecutive years of net growth. If you believe that membership growth is the … Continue reading

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AFGE DEFIES THE MEMBERSHIP GROWTH ODDS The Congress has severely restrained agency funding for years, which should mean that unions are finding it harder and harder to add more members. But AFGE has not only managed to beat the odds … Continue reading

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TSA IS A VERY BRIGHT SPOT FOR ORGANIZED LABOR There is not a lot of good news about unions these days. Last week 75% of the employees in Boeing’s South Carolina plant voted against unionizing and membership continues to decline … Continue reading

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UNIONS USE TECHNOLOGY TO GROW MEMBERSHIP       Unions are getting smarter about recruiting new members and like every other institution in this country that means using more technology for everything—including membership growth. Here is a good summary piece on a larger … Continue reading

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348,814 REASONS TO JOIN YOUR UNION Imagine you own a rental property valued at $348,814.00, that generates about $55,000 a year in income for your family, and that it plays a big role in your retirement plans. What are the … Continue reading

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