WHY CAN’T MY UNION DO THIS? (PART 2)
Back on December 7, 2014 we posted a story with the same title as this one, minus the Part 2 reference. The message was the unions need to create user-friendly on-line information banks for their national and local reps that not only generally address almost every topic or issue they could run into, but which also provide links to critical cases, regulations, statutes, and other documents that could be helpful in their day-to-day representational work. In fact, we said it is overdue given how easy it is to arrange technologically. We noted that agencies have started to do this for managers to underscore how important it is that unions catch up to something like the OPM “A Thru Z” alphabetical list of issues. Here is another agency example, from the Department of Army, currently available to the general public that could be a good foundation for any union to start with. Just a thought.