Category Archives: Union Administration

TRUMP PAYS OFF BORDER PATROL UNION The December 16th Washington Post reported that the President finally paid off the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) for breaking with virtually every other federal employee union in the 2016 election to support his campaign. … Continue reading

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WHY FEDSMILL WILL EXISTS EVEN AFTER THE 1,000 POSTS TO DATE Although management usually has more power than employees, a union rep with expert knowledge of what law, regulation and contract already entitled employees to and who knows multiple ways … Continue reading

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ISN’T THIS A MORE POWERFUL LEAD? Not long ago a major federal sector union issued a press release about the impact of Trump’s looming anti-federal employee personnel regulations.  This was its lead sentence. “The Office of Personnel Management today took … Continue reading

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WHY WE WENT DARK- Sorry about being down for about 4 weeks.  It seems some dissatisfied reader screwed with our site. After lots of tech help and a few bills to pay we hope we are back for another long … Continue reading

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ARE UNION SURPLUS FUNDS TEMPTING AGENCY TARGETS? You bet they are! We are not talking about a couple of million set aside for rainy days, but when unions sock away surplus wealth measured with eight digits to the left of … Continue reading

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Staff Retreat On the Budapest to Bucharest Labor Relations Crawl.  Be Back in Early May.

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THE MONTROSE OPTION Given this may be the most important check a local union has on its union’s national office, we were only too glad to help when one local union recently asked us to lead it through a Montrose … Continue reading

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WHAT AGENCIES THINK WHEN UNIONS TERMINATE THEIR OWN LEADERS AFGE recently terminated its second highest elected official, which makes this a good time to think through how agencies might react and unions can counter those reactions.

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HARVARD SAYS, “RESEARCH SHOWS UNIONIZED WORKERS ARE LESS HAPPY” Although we are not the kind of folks who believe something just because an Ivy League Institution says it is true, it is almost always worth it to at least listen … Continue reading

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UNIONS AGAIN OPEN THEIR FINANCIAL DEALINGS FOR REVIEW Not only did the new year arrive a few days ago, but also the next round of LM reports began showing up as well. Unions file these nationally and locally with the Dept. … Continue reading

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