|New Guidance Aims to Educate Employees on Collective Bargaining Rights|
New Guidance Aims to Educate Employees on Collective Bargaining Rights
The White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment announced initiatives last week that will give employees a stronger voice in the federal workplace.
The guidance gives new and existing employees more information about their collective bargaining rights. Agencies are strongly encouraged to inform new employees and job applicants about whether they are eligible to join a union and provide information on how to join. As for current employees, agencies should remind them of their collective bargaining rights on a quarterly or biannual basis and provide contact information for their union, according to the guidance.
“These initiatives will improve the professional lives of hundreds of thousands of federal workers across the country,” said National President Tony Reardon. “Strong unions help agencies more effectively serve the American public with a workforce that is empowered to speak up for positive changes and blow the whistle on wrongdoing.” Read more