Category Archives: Strategy/tactics
FSIP, DE FACTO NEGOTIABILITY DISPUTES & ULP’s Agencies are obligated by executive order to refuse to negotiate over certain union proposals. So, what happens if a union makes proposals that directly clash with the provisions of Trump’s executive orders? One … Continue reading
UNION NEGOTIATOR’S QUIZ Imagine you are in this situation. You are in term negotiations and the agency refused to bargain over three provisions that have been in the agreement for more than a decade. It claims they are suddenly non-negotiable. … Continue reading
THE KABOOM!!! OPTION: WHEN UNIONS BARGAIN IRRESPONSIBLY After writing about what unions can do when an agency drags its feet in term bargaining, fairness demands that we also touch on what happens when the union negotiators bargain irresponsibly, e.g., they … Continue reading
HOW UNIONS FORFEIT MID-TERM BARGAINING RIGHTS Although FLRA has issued close to a half-dozen decisions upholding the concept described below, unions still are making the mistake that forfeits their right to bargain over mid-term changes. So we thought we would … Continue reading
FSIP GUTS UNION’S RIGHT TO BARGAIN The Impasses Panel just sent a very loud and clear message to unions working for employers that bargain with multiple unions. The Panel is more than willing to take away bargaining rights from the … Continue reading
MAKING NEW PROPOSALS AFTER BARGAINING BEGINS There is a little-known court case that authorizes union negotiators to make totally new proposals in the middle of negotiations.