HOW TO USE FEDSMILL FOR MAX VALUE
What do you do with the FEDSMILL posts you get? If you read them, that’s good because we started this blog in order to boost everyone’s awareness of what rights employees have and how they can be enforced. However, we are hoping for a little more than you reading the posts. Ideally, you make sure that your colleagues involved in labor-management representation work also know about us and, if they do not subscribe, at least get an occasional post forwarded to them by you. But even better than that would be to pass some posts along to bargaining unit employees. Lots of union locals have a hard time keeping their web site current which is why we long-ago gave them permission to post our stuff on their site to get information to the average employee who, frankly, knows very little about his/her rights. Union locals that know the value of pushing information out to members, rather waiting for them to come to the union web site, also have out permission to e-mail copies of our posts to unit and/or union members. All too often, employees do not join a union because they have no idea of what a union representative can do for them. FEDSMILL has literally hundreds of examples of how big employees can win if they stand up for themselves. CSRA, FMLA, FLSA, USERRA, ADEA, ADAAA, PDA, WPA, CRA, 5 CFR, 5 USC, Collective Bargaining Agreements, etc. are loaded with rights and protections that the American education system neatly keeps hidden from its young as they prepare for decades of work. To be blunt, kids come out of 12 years of American schooling knowing more about the War of the Roses and the chief export of Zambia than they do about their rights as employees.