Category Archives: Union Administration

WHAT AGENCIES THINK WHEN UNIONS TERMINATE THEIR OWN LEADERS AFGE recently terminated its second highest elected official, which makes this a good time to think through how agencies might react and unions can counter those reactions.

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HARVARD SAYS, “RESEARCH SHOWS UNIONIZED WORKERS ARE LESS HAPPY” Although we are not the kind of folks who believe something just because an Ivy League Institution says it is true, it is almost always worth it to at least listen … Continue reading

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UNIONS AGAIN OPEN THEIR FINANCIAL DEALINGS FOR REVIEW Not only did the new year arrive a few days ago, but also the next round of LM reports began showing up as well. Unions file these nationally and locally with the Dept. … Continue reading

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NFFE STEPS UP ITS CONCERN FOR OPEN UNION GOVERNANCE You have to admire a national union leadership that not only supports increased openness in how the organization is run, but also is confident enough to open the debate to all … Continue reading

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BARGAINING WITH AN ANTI-UNION GOVERNMENT Since the Trump empire of hotels, resorts, golf courses and other developments will remain heavily dependent on good service from its employees and relationships with their unions, for this posting we are going to assume … Continue reading

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TEN WAYS TO REVERSE A UNION PRESIDENT’S DECISIONS When union presidents abuse (or simply misuse) power, members have a few options available to bring the union’s CEO back to the reality that they are presidents, not potentates nor pontiffs. Given … Continue reading

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WHEN UNIONS GET PIGGISH If you have read Fedsmill.com for a while we hope the message has come through that we are not unquestioning allies of either unions or management. Admittedly, we started out very pro-union, but we were never … Continue reading

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HOW NOT TO DEAL WITH TROUBLESOME UNIT MEMBERS What’s a union leader to do when a non-member (or even a member) openly criticizes the union or one of its leaders in front of other bargaining unit employees during work time? … Continue reading

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NWSEO CHARGES AGENCY SPIES ON ITS MEMBERS The Washington Post just posted a story about the employees of the National Weather Service alleging that the agency has spied on them through the union’s Facebook page. Long time NWSEO union leader … Continue reading

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FEDSMILL CAN IMPROVE NATIONAL STAFF HELP, BUT WE NEED A SPONSOR FIRST Have you ever tried to get in touch with the national union staff person assigned to your local to deal with an urgent matter, but not been able … Continue reading

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