According to Weidman, union communication is essential to the health and safety of the veterans they serve, as AFGE has often reported to its organization problems or changes in the system that affect the Veterans they represent: "While executives should harm and do so, I am most concerned about how the department wants to play the favorites with rewards. , revoke telework on a whim, refuse mourners and make VA a miserable place to work. There is no predictability and you are subject to the attitude of your superior. The VA cannot fulfill its mission if people do not want to work here," said Alma Lee, president of the AFGE National Veterans Affairs Council, the Federal Times. If the parties are not included in the [master] collective agreement, they are in an indeterminate bargaining state because there is a legal obligation of collective agreement for unresolved matters," the union wrote. Such a result is inefficient, inefficient and costly. . In addition, the non-coverage of issues in the agreement requires that each loan facility be implemented in its own policies, which will lead to inconsistencies. Ibidun Roberts: That`s right. It is the master contract, the locals get certain arrangements to negotiate on the ground. But it is for the general concepts on which we agree at the national level. AFGE has also tried to prevent the deadlock to reflect a recent trend in panel-imposed contracts: rejecting the union`s and management`s proposals for official periods and replacing them with the text of a controversial 2018 executive order, available to union representatives, is greatly lowered. The union also argued management proposals such as, "the ministry will follow current legislation, government rules and regulations and department policy" would effectively exclude from negotiations on the implementation of new rules and political changes that the impsse panel found illegal. Tom Temin: A lot of subjects. And now, as you said, they are in front of the panel. This body does not have much sympathy for the workers` unions of the Confederation, as we have seen in the case of social security.
So what happens when they say that the VAs you guys are lucky, you`re going to go register a court filing on it? But federal labor groups and some members of Congress have argued that official time ultimately makes money for the government and increases operations through union representation to bring questions to the attention of agency management and resolve disputes informally without involving lawyers or formal procedures.