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Unionization in the Federal Government Sector

Research unionization in the federal government sector and address the following:
- Discuss the legal guidelines for organizing as a federal employee.
- Pick 1 union representing a large segment of the federal workforce and discuss its history, size,structure, and the workforce it represents.
- Select 1 position designated as ineligible for unionization and describe why this position is not eligible for representation.
- Choose 1 represented position and explain why this position is eligible for union representation.

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Legal guidelines of organizing federal employees:
The primary reason that employees organize into a unionized workforce is to have a collective "voice" when bargaining with an employer regarding wages, hours and terms of employment. Employees in positions that are represented by the union no longer negotiate with the employer in a one-on-one scenario for their salary, schedule and working conditions. All members of the union are governed by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) or employment contract, in which the terms are applied universally to all members. In 1935, Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA); to provide governance of employer and employee union relationships on a national level (USLega). The NLRA created the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB), which is tasked with hearing disputes between unions and employers; along with investigating charges of unfair labor practices (ULP), such as failure to bargain in good faith or unlawful strikes by workers ...

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This case study is over 550 words and includes four references. The solution explains the legal guidelines for organizing federal employees into a union. The United States Postal Service is utilized as the example of a Federal, represented group of employees; defining history, size, structure and the workforce. The analysis further looks at one position that is included in the union; defining the characteristics that make it eligible - along with detailing why another position is ineligible.