RECOMMENDATIONS FOR UNIONS
From Peter Broida, publisher:
As a publisher and as a one-time staff lawyer for a federal union and current representative of unions and other clients in employment and labor disputes, I offer some suggestions for Dewey materials to include in the basic union reference library. My recommendation is to use the digital form of these publications. Our digital books are .pdf files that can be sent to you on CD-ROM, USB or download. The files are hyperlinked internally with cross references and externally to selected cases or statutes available on the Internet, and useful for cutting and pasting text into written pleadings. You can take the file along with your laptop to a hearing or mediation. For those who use our digital products, remember that they are copyrighted, sold with single-user licenses, and are not to be placed onto shared networks.
Likely areas of union advice and representation involve disciplinary or performance-based actions, grievances and arbitration, unfair labor practices, EEO complaints, negotiations (contract provisions and impact bargaining), and, possibly, security clearance issues and workers compensation issues.
A recommended reference library of basic materials includes:
For civil service issues, including discipline and performance actions (replies at the agency level, grievances going to arbitration or appeals to MSPB):
For grievances, arbitration, and unfair labor practices:
For EEO matters: