Workforce

NTEU: Federal Employees Need Security, Not Scorn

Union leader asks agency heads to conduct a thorough review of all security protocols and protections at their work sites.

Workforce

A Union is Calling on the VA to Replace Its Chief Negotiator Following Trump-esque Bargaining Demands

Despite edicts from President Biden and VA Secretary Denis McDonough to establish more collaborative labor-management relations and empower labor groups, the department continues to push for a contract that closely mirrors the former president’s anti-union executive orders.

Workforce

Here’s Where Federal Employee Unions Can Look to Expand Their Ranks

According to new data from the Office of Personnel Management, nearly 300,000 federal employees are eligible to form unions but haven’t.

Oversight

TSA Union Local Leader Gets House Arrest for Misappropriating Funds

The president of a union local in Boston pleaded guilty to using nearly $30,000 in union funds for personal purposes.

Workforce

A Union Is Urging Support for TSA Workforce Reform in the Defense Policy Bill

The American Federation of Government Employees also said they oppose a plan to delay the Defense Department’s return to one-year probationary periods for new employees.

Management

Unions, Employee Groups and Lawmakers Condemn Threats of Violence Against Feds

The FBI’s search of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago has spurred anti-government sentiment on online forums.

Workforce

The Federal Labor Authority Has Substantiated Union Accusations against EEOC Over Reentry

The federal anti-discrimination agency said it was committed to bargaining “in good faith” with its labor representatives but stopped short of committing to roll back its unilaterally implemented reentry plan.

Workforce

An Appeals Court Has Once Again Overruled a Trump-era FLRA Policy

Shortly before the 2020 election, labor authority Republicans had unraveled decades of precedent, finding that agencies may begin implementing new governmentwide rules when union contracts are extended for the purposes of negotiating a new agreement.

Workforce

An Immigration Judges Union That Was Busted by the Trump Administration Is Seeking A New Election

The National Association of Immigration Judges is pursuing two tracks to becoming recertified as a federal employee union and recognized by management at the Justice Department.

Workforce

AFGE Will Split from Its ICE Union Over Ideological Divide

A union council representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees has been agitating to become independent, although the move presents risks for the group.

Workforce

Ketanji Brown Jackson, A Defender of Federal Union Rights, is Now A Supreme Court Justice

The first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court once sided with federal employee unions in a legal challenge against the Trump administration.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: What the TSP Changes Mean For Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the ways the retirement savings plan is shifting, on the board and with its service provider.

Workforce

The EEOC Is Proceeding With Office Reentry Plans Despite COVID-19 Spikes. Its Union Wants More Communication

Bargaining unit employees are expected to double their amount of in-office work next week, despite increasing numbers of agency offices located in high transmission regions.

Workforce

Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Employees Have Voted to Unionize

Spurred by a ping-ponging relocation, nearly 200 workers at the federal agency’s headquarters are unionizing under the National Treasury Employees Union.

Pay & Benefits

Firefighters Union Calls for Higher Pay Amid Staffing Shortage

A Senate committee also advanced legislation this week that would make it easier for federal firefighters to qualify for workers compensation benefits in connection with chronic conditions associated with firefighting.

Workforce

NTEU Calls on FLRA and the Supreme Court to Clarify Policies that Hurt Unions Under Trump

The union said misapplications of standards by the agency that oversees federal labor management relations and federal courts during the Trump administration hurt their ability to represent federal workers.

Workforce

TSA Screeners Could Be in Line for 30% Pay Raises on Average

A bipartisan measure passed by the House would move the Transportation Security Administration’s workforce under Title 5, which also promises full collective bargaining rights and other civil service protections enjoyed by most federal employees.

Workforce

With a Senate Confirmation Vote, A Federal Labor Relations Board is Back in Democratic Control

The Senate voted 50-49 to confirm former MSPB Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann as a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

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