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Category Archives: Membership Building
100,000 NEW UNION MEMBERS That is how much AFGE’s total membership increased between January 2001 and January 2013. It just reported to the Department of Labor that it has a total of 299,642 members. Congrats to them for all the … Continue reading
SOLICITING MEMBERSHIP ON DUTY TIME While management seems to work very hard to avoid unions soliciting new members in work area or while anyone in the area is working, it is illegal to prevent it. The FLRA has held that … Continue reading
CONGRATULATIONS AFGE AND NFFE AFGE just filed its annual LM report revealing that the number of dues paying members rose by almost 9,000 over last year’s report for a total of 289,023 dues paying members.
WHEN UNIONS LIBEL MANAGEMENT More than a few contracts state that the union may not libel (or slander) any manager when using the agency’s internal communications systems. But what can management do if the union does cross the line. An … Continue reading
SF-1187 DOLLAR INCENTIVE CAMPAIGNS How much should national union leaders offer for each new SF-1187? NTEU has offered $25.00 incentives, AFGE $50.00, and NFFE $100.00. What is the right amount?
MARTIN: THE CONTRACT AVATAR For decades labor-management contracts have been printed and distributed to all unit employees. Our grandparents walked around with copies in their shirt pockets, our parents had them on the shelves in their cubicles, but they are … Continue reading
QUESTION: WHO GOT YOUR PAY RAISE MONEY? ANSWER: This one is almost too easy to answer. You probably already read who took it in other media material. The latest IRS analysis of how much money tax cheats are stealing from … Continue reading
MEDICAL LEAVE AND ADA/ADAAA There are two very good articles circulating that union leaders should read. The first comes from the law firm of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, and it explains EEOC’s approach to leave requests for medical disabilities. It … Continue reading
AN OPEN LETTER TO PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEES Below is a letter you should copy and send to all probationary employees to undermine those who tell them that they have no rights.