Workforce

An Appeals Court Shut Down ‘Drive-By’ FLRA Rulings on Midterm Bargaining and Zipper Clauses

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned the controversial decision, concluding it “miscast” a Supreme Court ruling.

Workforce

This Contender for Biden’s Supreme Court Pick Has a History with Feds

U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson presided over federal employee unions’ effort to overturn a series of anti-labor executive orders during her tenure at the Washington, D.C., District Court.

Workforce

Labor Authority Continues Effort to Bust Immigration Judges Union, Without Management Support

It was unclear Monday how the controversial and “unprecedented” decision to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges would play out, just six weeks after the Justice Department began voluntarily recognizing the labor group again.

Workforce

Social Security Workers to Return to Offices Possibly by the End of March

The Social Security Administration reached agreements with all of its unions on reentry that unions hope will lead to a more collaborative relationship moving forward.

Workforce

EEOC Delays Employee Office Reentry Amid Omicron Surge

The civil rights agency originally planned to bring bargaining unit employees back in February, but union officials said management did not properly consult them.

Management

As Postal Service Eyes Supreme Court on Vaccine Mandate, It Prepares to Help Send COVID-19 Tests to Americans

USPS also strikes agreement with another union, likely providing more generous pay raises and health care benefits to workers.

Management

Smithsonian Leaders and Union Representatives Disagree Over Museum Openings 

Many Smithsonian facilities are located in Washington, D.C., which has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases due to the spread of the Omicron variant.  

Workforce

Union Calls on OSHA to Restore COVID Safety Standards for Health Care Workers

The workplace safety agency announced last week that it was partially withdrawing its emergency temporary standard for health care workers because it legally can only be in place for six months.

Management

Biden Appoints Acting Labor Mediation Director, Demands Senate Action on Nominee

President Biden’s choice to lead the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has languished awaiting a confirmation vote by the Senate since August.

Workforce

Social Security Administration, Union Spar over Reentry Plans

Union officials say they suspect the agency is withholding details of its reentry plan to avoid having to negotiate over it, an accusation management denies.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Ahuja on Pay, COVID-19 and Hiring

The OPM chief joins the podcast again to discuss how to make the civil service younger, pay scales and how the COVID-19 rules are affecting federal employees.

Workforce

Science Foundation and Union Clear the Air on Reentry, Remote Work Plans

In a message to employees, agency leaders provided a detailed timeline for returning to the office and implementing plans to adopt a hybrid work environment, and sought to assuage employee fears amid the rise of a new COVID variant.

Workforce

Science Foundation Director Faces Employee Backlash Over Reentry Announcement

Union officials say the NSF director appears to be slow-walking implementation of a hybrid work environment, including remote work and telework, following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workforce

Biden Administration Recognizes Immigration Judge Union, Reversing Trump Decision

Even under Biden, the Justice Department briefly argued against the judges' collective bargaining.

Workforce

Union Files Another Legal Challenge to the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Feds

This came right before the Biden administration delayed penalties for failure to comply with the requirement. 

Workforce

Why So Many Unions Oppose Vaccine Mandates – even when They Actually Support Them

The reasons have a lot to do with the nature of unions as representative of workers’ views, as well as the importance of protecting their right to bargain.

Workforce

AFGE Calls on Administration to Delay Vaccine Mandate for Feds

The union’s leader said the recent delay in enforcement of the vaccine mandate for contractors sets up a “double standard” in federal workplaces.

Workforce

Social Security Employees Slated to Return to Offices in January

Restrictions on telework and confusing vaccine rules for visitors to SSA offices rankle union officials, who have demanded to bargain over employees’ reentry to their traditional worksites.

Management

Senate Panel Advances Labor Authority Nominees

President Biden’s picks to lead the agency that administers federal labor law were sent to the floor by a party-line vote Wednesday.

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