labor-management forums

  • Officials cite progress in labor-management forums

    Federal-employee unions say they’re having more of a voice in the agency decisionmaking process, thanks to a four-year-old directive from President Barack Obama calling for greater collaboration between labor groups and agency leadership. Despite a slow start last year, the creation of partnerships between federal-employee unions and agency leadership — known as labor-management forums — ramped up throughout the course of 2013, according to Bill Dougan, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees.

  • Education’s telework, training policies absent from the new bargaining terms ‘forced’ on AFGE

    The Education Department ended negotiations on Friday with the American Federation of Government Employees and instead announced plans to implement its own terms. AFGE said it hasn’t agreed to those terms.