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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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CONGRATS ON 2015 MEMBERSHIP GROWTH GOES TO… The International Federation of Professional and Technical Employees (IFPTE), the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and the National Labor Relations Board Union (NLRBU). We looked over the fiscal year 2015 LM reports filed … Continue reading

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AFGE CELEBRATES ITS NOT-SO-SECRET SUCCESS FORMULA Even a quick check of AFGE’s current  national newsletter will give you an idea of how proud and happy the union is to have achieved an on-going level of 300,000 dues paying members. While … Continue reading

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HOW MANAGEMENT KEEPS UNION MEMBERSHIP LOW If you have been following us for a while you know we have often publicly expressed our anguish over union locals where the percentage of unit employees who are union members is less than … Continue reading

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WHAT UNION REPS CAN DO THAT EMPLOYEES CAN’T All employees do not have equal legal rights.  Union representatives have far more rights than most.  In fact, they have far more rights than the average manager. So, if you hear anyone … Continue reading

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WOW!  NWSEO GOES ALL IN ON 1187 BONUSES Just a couple of weeks ago we were extolling AFGE’s commitment to boosting membership by giving out $100 for every newly signed 1187. CITE But the National Weather Service Employees Organization has … Continue reading

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