WHEN IS UNILATERAL IMPLEMENTATION LEGAL?
If you are a union rep and think the only time an agency can unilaterally implement a mid-term change is when there is an emergency, you are woefully unprepared to lead a bargaining team and your members are in great jeopardy. If you are an LR Specialist and think the same thing, you are missing many, many opportunities to legally unilaterally implement a change and very poorly serving your agency. We recently saw all 15 situations in which an agency can unilaterally implement a midterm change explained in one training class by LearningEverywhere. Like all their collective bargaining training, it was a class designed for practicing bargainers. It pulled together the many unrelated legal decisions of the courts and FLRA into an easy to use list identifying each situation and providing the legal criteria necessary to invoke each. It also addressed what unions can and are likely to do to respond.
If you are interested in negotiations training contact Learning Everywhere®. It is an EDWOSB and Hub Zone owned business dedicated to building organizational learning communities everywhere! It works with people who are forward thinking, have positive energy and lively expectations to increase individual effectiveness while achieving mission critical goals. With offices just outside of Washington, D.C. this team of master trainers and facilitators offers decades of experience working with adult learners in the Federal Government and unions of federal employees. Its leader is Sheila Lee, who managed training programs at the Peace Corps as well as a major federal sector union before establishing the firm. Check out its web site at http://learningeverywhere.com/