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.

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  1. Anthony McKenzie says:

    Fedsmill is a valuable website for a union representative. As a former president of a VA Medical Center Local, I used Fedsmill often. I would also research many of the topics you list on the side. EEOC cases are more difficult and your website was instrumental in the cases that I was able to win. We are having another election this month and if my candidate is elected I will be appointed as her chief steward. I will continue to use Fedsmill, especially with how the VA has made changes to due process for employees. If there hasn’t been an article about how the VA has stripped due process for employees that would be a good article.

  2. Ningauble3020 says:

    This article is perhaps one of the finest on the site. Totally, 100% agree with the education system’s deliberate design to quash discussion of worker rights. I point the blame squarely at the corporatization of our national birth right: public schools.

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