I4AW submits formal comment in response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in FLRA Docket No. O-MC-33

Federal employees need continued clarity and flexibility on rules surrounding union association

I4AW submits formal comment in response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
in FLRA Docket No. O-MC-33

Click to read I4AW’s comment to the FLRA.

I4AW expressed serious concerns with the Federal Labor Relations Authority attempt to trap federal employees into paying unions. The FLRA is attempting to limit when federal employees can exercise their rights and stop paying union dues. Currently federal employees can choose to leave their union and stop paying any time after their first year of membership.

Last week I4AW submitted comments on the FLRA’s proposed rulemaking (FLRA Docket No. 0-MC-33) which would allow unions to limit their members ability to leave and stop paying dues.

Under the current rule, federal employees, agencies, and unions have a better understanding of their options and a straight forward process to freely associate or not associate with a union. The proposed changes would trap federal employees into paying dues an only allow them to exercise their rights in small windows of time each year.

The FLRA should reject the union petition and leave 5 CFR 2429.19 as written. To do otherwise would further limit the freedom or federal workers.

Click to read I4AW’s comment to the FLRA.