HOW UNIONS CAN BOOST MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICIAL TIME
Now that FSIP has announced that it is going to reduce unions’ official time allotment if the unions do not increase their activity on behalf of employees, unions need to step up their representational activities. The best way to do that is to make sure all the unit employees not only know their rights, but also know that the union can help them enforce those rights. (As we have said before, sadly the American education system spends more time on the War of the Roses than the employment rights that will shape the next 50 years of a person’s life. That is a gap that unions have to fill.) We suggest that unions send all unit employees, not just members, an e-mail each week that contains a short story about a different right they have. It is OK to post the story on your web site, but that is not as good as pushing the story into their e-mail box.) Below you will find over 50 stories we have chosen from the nearly 900 FEDSMILL postings that were written for the typical employee. Pick one a week and push the information out to everyone in the unit along with perhaps a short message that your union is ready to help employees who might be experiencing a similar problem. Unions need to advertise just as much as any other business, and if they do so they should see a jump in membership as well. (Union leaders have our permission to copy these and any other story.)
GETTING MORE THAN 12 WEEKS OF FMLA LEAVE
“FMLA-PLUS” LEAVE” WHAT IS IT?
NURSING MOTHER GETS $666.00 IN BACK PAY TO EXPRESS MILK
CREATIVE SOLUTION FOR HIGHER GRADED DUTY GRIEVANCE
EEOC REAFFIRMS RIGHT TO ACCOMMODATION REASSIGNMENTS
WHEN IS OBESITY A DISABILITY?
MEDICAL PRIVACY QUIZ
ZIP IT! – WHEN MANAGERS VIOLATE YOUR PRIVACY
TEST YOURSELF- FMLA, DISABILITIES, AND LIGHT DUTY
APPRAISALS BASED ON MERE SAMPLES OF WORK
IRS TORMENTS DIABETIC EMPLOYEE
WHEN EMPLOYEES HAVE SEIZURES
ASPERGER’S SYNDROME, THE INABILITY TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS & ADA
FORCING AGENCIES TO RESTRUCTURE JOBS
CAN THE UNION GET THIS EMPLOYEE COMPENSATED?
GENERALIZED ANXIETY AS A DISABILITY
LIGHT DUTY DENIALS CAN BE CONSTRUCTIVE SUSPENSIONS
CANCER VICTIMS’ RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE
RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION, OVERTIME, AND SATURDAYS OFF FOR PROBATIONER
CHALLENGING PROMOTION NONSELECTION DECISIONS
THE “HEBREW SLAVE” COMMENT
CHALLENGING AN UNWANTED REASSIGNMENT DECISION
I DON’T GET NO ADVANCE SICK LEAVE RESPECT
CHURCH LADY SMITES DOD
WERE THESE NON-SELECTED EMPLOYEES ADEQUATELY COUNSELED BY MANAGEMENT?
CAPE COD LAWYER RESCUES DISABLED CBP OFFICERS
LESBIAN RUMOR COSTS HOMELAND SECURITY $100,000.
WHAT IS THAT SMELL?
WHAT IS “ASSOCIATIONAL” DISCRIMINATION?
SPOTTING DISCRIMINATION VIOLATIONS & GRIEVANCES
HOW UNIONS GET UNIT MEMBERS PROMOTED
AGENCY CAN BE ORDERED TO PAY EMPLOYEE INCOME TAXES
THE EMPLOYEE AS BOUNTY HUNTER
IS “PROOF OF NEED” REQUIRED FOR INTERMITTENT FMLA LEAVE DAYS?
FMLA OFTEN REQUIRES PERFORMANCE STANDARD ADJUSTMENTS
FMLA LEAVE TO COVER VACATIONS
TEST YOURSELF: HOURS OF WORK
MSPB EXPANDS ACCUSED EMPLOYEE’S RIGHT TO INFORMATION
EEOC UPHOLDS LANGUAGE DISCRIMINATION VIOLATION
348,814 REASONS TO JOIN YOUR UNION
WHAT UNION REPS CAN DO THAT EMPLOYEES CAN’T
WHAT SHOULD THIS EMPLOYEE’S PENALTY BE?
AN OPEN LETTER FROM UNION REPRESENTATIVES
GETTING MORE WORK? THE UNION CAN HELP
HOW TO CHALLENGE VAGUE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
WHEN CAN EMPLOYEE “LEADS” EVALUATE CO-WORKERS?
HOW TO VOID CRITICAL ELEMENT RATINGS
HOW TO STOP PERFORMANCE STANDARD CHANGES
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PROHIBITED PERSONNEL PRACTICES
WHEN IS AN EMPLOYEE “PLAINLY SUPERIOR” TO THE SELECTEE IN A PROMOTION ACTION?
$300,000 FOR A DENIED REASSIGNMENT
DENIALS OF LATERAL REASSIGNMENTS CAN BE EEO ADVERSE ACTIONS
TEST YOURSELF: EEO RETALIATION
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS BEHAVIOR TOWARD THE LEARNING DISABLED?
WHEN EMPLOYEES MAKE MANAGERS SAD
WHEN AN ORDER TO TELEWORK VIOLATES LAW
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR OWN GLADYS