Category Archives: Union Rights

HOW ORGANIZED LABOR CHANGED AMERICA Labor Day weekend is upon us and most people have little idea why America has set aside a day to remember labor–or even what unions contributed.  There are many answers to that question, but we … Continue reading

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WATCH THIS NLRB CASE The NLRB just issued a decision that should have a significant impact on how federal agencies investigate their own employees. The Board confronted a situation where an employer was investigating an employee misconduct matter and instructed … Continue reading

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WHEN ARE UNION-EMPLOYEE CONVERSATIONS CONFIDENTIAL? The short answer is, “Most times, but not always.”  The FLRA rolled out a decision recently making that crystal clear by endorsing management’s right to force a union representative to reveal to its investigators what … Continue reading

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16 WAYS PROBATIONERS CAN APPEAL TERMINATIONS The single biggest lie told newly hired federal employees may be the words “Probationary employees have no rights.”  The second biggest might be that there is nothing the union can do for them during … Continue reading

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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.

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EXCLUDING UNION REPS FROM CHOICE ASSIGNMENTS Almost every job has those few assignments that carry a lot of hidden benefits, e.g., they almost always earn those assigned a cash award, generate extra promotion points, or even almost automatically boost one’s … Continue reading

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FIVE UNION RIGHTS YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER STEWARD ALERT!     We all know that union activists cannot be fired, denied a benefit, or even poorly evaluated if the decision is based on or even related to our choice to be union … Continue reading

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DEWEY PUBLICATIONS BOOK SALE DEWEY PUBLICATIONS specializes in federal sector labor relations material.  You likely will find copies of one of more of their publications in management LR offices.  DEWEY just announced that it is putting several titles on sale.  … Continue reading

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WHAT DO 27,000 LAWYERS TELL US ABOUT UNION POPULARITY? Martindale.com reports that 27,160 lawyers in this country make a living practicing labor or employment law.   So, no one should think that our workforce has lost its interest in employee rights … Continue reading

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