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Federal labor board records show challenge of union accountability
April 4, 2023 // Individuals filed an average of 173 charges each year against their unions. 1,211 charges were filed by individuals over the seven-year period audited. Two unions—the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)—accounted for the overwhelming majority of charges filed by individuals. Of the 1,211 charges, 935 were filed against AFGE, and 108 were filed against NTEU. Fewer than 1% of individuals’ charges resulted in an enforcement action. Of the 1,211 cases brought by individuals, just 9 resulted in an FLRA complaint against the union. Of the 9 in which a complaint was issued, 8 involved AFGE and just 1 involved NTEU. Fewer than 1% of individuals’ charges resulted in a settlement of some kind. Of the 1,211 cases brought by individuals, just 12 resulted in a private or bilateral settlement. Of the 12 that resulted in a settlement, 7 involved AFGE and 0 involved NTEU. Over 52% of individuals’ charges were dismissed. Of the 1,211 cases brought by individuals, 636 were dismissed in full; another 2 were dismissed in part. Of the 638 total dismissals, 501 involved AFGE, and 56 involved NTEU. Over 45% of individuals’ charges were withdrawn by the individual at some point prior to a determination. Of the 1,211 cases brought by individuals, 552 were marked as withdrawn. Of the 552 withdrawn cases, 416 involved AFGE, and 51 involved NTEU.
Employee Rights Act puts workers at the center of labor law
March 31, 2022 // And employees themselves can rest assured the Employee Rights Act will safeguard their freedoms, privacy and workplace rights. It will foster a workplace where, if their performance justifies a spot bonus or a merit raise, their employer has the freedom to do the right thing: reward and incentivize hard work.