There is a prevailing theory that it is better to have a union representative (also commonly referred to as “union steward”), than not have a union representative, given such a need. We are certainly proponents of labor organizations and their…
Grievance Presentation by federal and state level unions rely on negotiated grievance procedures primarily for contract enforcement.
Grievance Timeliness Issues in the Workplace
Grievance timeliness is often misunderstood by (particularly new) union representatives and employees. Yet, it is a critical factor.
MSPB Right to Counsel Not Absolute
Recently, a Federal employee argued the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) “abused its discretion” by failing to appoint (and pay for) an attorney to represent her.
Overtime Assignments in Federal Employment
Overtime is considered an assignment of work and a management right. However, procedures for distributing overtime have generally been determined to be negotiable.
Union Membership Solicitation in Workplace
Question: “Can a [federal] union official solicit union membership during duty hours or official time?” Response: Rarely is the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) as clear on other questions as they are with this question. Unless your Master Agreement or other negotiated…