Sunday, January 30, 2011

AFSCME Gets Its Wish: Total Control of Fed Labor Relations

You didn't hear much about EO 13522. There's a reason: you'll pay--a LOT--for it.

Here's the core:

According to a recently distributed guidance memorandum signed by Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry and Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients, federal managers must “allow pre-decisional involvement with unions in all workplace matters to the fullest extent practicable, without regard to whether those matters are negotiable subjects of bargaining.”

Use of the term “pre-decisional” means documents produced prior to a specific policy decision are exempt from disclosure under the FOIA. And requiring federal managers to involve union bosses on all matters regardless of whether they are negotiable under the law effectively gives them a veto on virtually any workplace issue. Such power represents the essence of the British disease and thanks to Obama, it’s now established policy in the federal workplace.

Think 'back-room,' (but no smoke allowed.)

HT: Roger/PJMedia

1 comment:

Billiam said...

Just one more reason to hate (to strong?) Unions.