Posts Tagged: unions

Want to Attract Bright, Young Candidates? Treat Them Like It

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. -Indira Gandhi I have a friend who works for Google. He wakes up every morning greeted by Google transportation that will bring him to work. He… Read more »

New Campaign Seeks to Improve Public Perception of Feds

It’s no secret the federal workforce has been treated like a punching bag for too long. Public animosity towards government is one factor contributing to low morale among feds. Poor morale may lead to decreased productivity and increased indifference to mission-related work. Other detrimental repercussions associated with low morale include employee disengagement and absenteeism. Now… Read more »

Fed Pay Freeze Thaws But Challenges Remain in Fight for Fairness

Here’s some good news for the federal family to start the New Year: at long last, the 3-year pay freeze has started to thaw! For the first time in over 36 months – or more than 1,000 days — hard-working and loyal federal employees will receive a scant 1% pay raise in Fiscal Year 2014…. Read more »

Thank a Union Member for the Good Life You Have

Join Your Friends and Neighbors in the Labor Day Parade On Monday September 2, Americans will observe the 132nd Labor Day celebration. The Allegheny County Labor Council will host its 32nd consecutive parade downtown. Pittsburgh’s parade is one of the largest Labor Day events in the United States, with nearly 200 groups and 80,000 people… Read more »

Thank a Union Member for the Good Life You Have

Join Your Friends and Neighbors in the Labor Day Parade On Monday September 3, Americans will observe the 131st Labor Day celebration. The Allegheny County Labor Council will host its 31st consecutive parade downtown. Pittsburgh’s parade is one of the largest Labor Day events in the United States, with nearly 200 groups and 80,000 people… Read more »

Is the Federal Government Helping to Bust Unions?

http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/12322/ IAM Local 778 members picket outside the federally-owned Honeywell facility on October 10, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo by IAM Local 778) Web Only// Features » November 20, 2011 Is the Federal Government Helping to Bust Unions? Defense contractor Honeywell pushed concessions onto striking workers—and unions say Washington supported the company behind the… Read more »

Daily Dose: Should Tax Dollars Be Used To Pay For Union Business?

It would be pretty hard to imagine a private-sector CEO knowingly paying his employees to do work for another company (or worse, the competition). But a recent piece by the Washington Post’s Joe Davidson explains that the federal government does something quite similar. According to the story, a GOP congressman has introduced a bill to… Read more »

And the Academy Award Goes to … Unions?

If you tuned into the Oscars last weekend you may have noticed a familiar theme running through acceptance speeches…”thank you UNION WORKERS”. Several acceptance speeches included a direct thank you or acknowledgement of union employees. The recent budge crisis facing many states like Wisconsin and Ohio has lead to large protests in recent weeks, as… Read more »

How to Help: Government 2.0 is too important to stop the fight #gov20 #opengov

Tweet Wisconsin Public sector Workers Fight for their collective bargaining rights I have been through some very interesting times as of late, the kind of things that make you think about who you are, what you fight for and your position in the order of things. I have absolutely incredible friends and family that help… Read more »