A Brief Note On The Agency And Unions

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The Agency and Unions Unions give the opportunity to be represented at all formal discussions between the Employer and an employee (s) concerning any grievances or any personal policy or practices or matters affecting general working conditions of employment. Union representatives have opportunities to ask questions on behalf of the employees that they may not get a chance to do. Within the HHS, union representatives receive official time for the performance of representational functions; “meaning those authorized activities undertaken by Union representatives who are employees of the Employer on behalf of other bargaining unit employees or the Union pursuant to representational rights under the terms of an agreement” (HHS & AFGE…show more content…
As a member of a union, you receive all the benefits achieved by the union in negotiating employment benefits with your employer. Reason 2 The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) forbids employers from interfering with, restraining, or coercing employee in the exercise of rights to organizing, forming, joining or assisting a labor organization for collective bargaining purposes, or from working together to improve terms and conditions of employment, or refraining from any such activity. Similarly, labor organizations may not restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of these rights. “After employees choose a union as a bargaining representative, the employer and union are required to meet at reasonable times to bargain in good faith about wages, hours, vacation time, insurance, safety practices and other mandatory subjects” (Employer/Union Rights and Obligations/NLRB, 2016). Collective bargaining results in many positive benefits. The wages of union members are, on average, 30% higher than those of workers who do not have union representation. The Agency and Privatization The National Association of Child Advocates gives a description on the public sector’s trend over the last few decades to turn to private market to provide goods and services originally provided by the public sector. “This decision to privatize public services is often made on the basis of a general belief that the private sector provides
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