Written by Michael Corum, an expert on federal personnel management topics, Labor Relations For Supervisors and Managers is written for supervisors who oversee unionized federal employees. It offers advice on understanding legal requirements and examines the practicalities of dealing with employees and representatives of the federal union.
An Introduction to Federal Labor Relations
Basic Principles—including exclusivity, non-interference, conditions of employment, good faith bargaining, and protected activity and reprisal
Creating the Union Presence—including the formation and purpose of federal unions
Management Rights and Obligations—including non-negotiable items, the eleven basic management rights and ULPs
Employee and Union Rights and Responsibilities
Dealing With Union Officials—including the legal status of the union official, official time, dispute resolution, and interference and reprisal
Change Situations—including past practice and remedies
Administering the Agreement—including content of the agreement and interpreting contract language
Representational Situations: Formal Discussions and Investigative Interviews
Appendix A—Supervisory Actions and Union Involvement—including labor relations requirement applied to commonly encountered management decisions and the implications of those decisions
Also includes a detailed table of contents.
Also available as a .pdf file on a CD-ROM or as an ebook for instant download.
Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector is a comprehensive examination of the arbitration process and advocacy. With discussion of strategies and practice tips, this how-to guide assists union and management advocates. Major topics include advocate selection, case investigation and evaluation, arbitrator selection, case preparation, prehearing practice, witness selection and preparation, hearing specifics: opening statements, creating a record, witness testimony, direction examination, cross-examination, exhibits, and closing arguments, and post-award practice. (more details)
Peter Broida presents this video training course on federal sector mediation. Each purchase includes Mr. Broida’s lecture (.mp4 video file sent on a CD-ROM), a workbook with course notes—outline and listing of related products, and a copy of The Advocate’s Practical Guide to Using Mediation by John Settle, a prominent mediator. Major mediation topics include: issues amenable and not amenable to mediation; reasons to mediate; preconditions to settlement; traits of a good mediator; sources of mediators and mediation programs; mediator selection; mediation structure; preparation for mediation; the mediation process step-by-step; development and review of settlement agreements; and keys to effective mediation. (more details)
This encyclopedic text features summaries of federal sector arbitration awards addressing significant issues and major arbitration principles from 1999 through 2016. Awards are arranged by topic. Principles includes a table cross-referencing arbitrators to the awards they have issued. Major topics include the nature of arbitration, the collective bargaining agreement, arbitrability, grievances, hearings, management rights, contract interpretation, common substantive arbitration topics, settlement, remedies, counsel fee and damages. (more details)