Monthly Archives: March 2013

COMPENSATION INCREASES UNIONS CAN BARGAIN(Pt.1) There are over two dozen ways unions can negotiate to put extra cash in members’ pockets. That is great news for employees during these times of wage freezes and yet another reason they should support … Continue reading

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SEQUESTER BARGAINING STRATEGY Once management announces that a furlough is reasonably foreseeable (or any impact on unit employees is likely from sequester), the union has a right to bargain. We already shared our thoughts on some proposals to make in … Continue reading

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BARGAINING FOR BACK PAY Generally, there is only one way to get back pay. You have to file a grievance, charge or some other allegation against management and, absent settlement, get an authorized neutral, such as an arbitrator, to order … Continue reading

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ON-LINE TRAINING IN TRAVEL REGS If your local has numerous disputes over travel, per diem, and other reimbursement matters, you might want to sign up for the on-line training course GSA offers in the Federal Travel Regs that you can … Continue reading

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