Class Debate - Public Labor Relations

A debate of students in Public Labor Relations class on labor negotiations




Union Representative: … retirement plan…competitively, again, with the private sector, we want an increase to 6% of match of what employees are contributing and what the agency is matching. So, where does management stand here?

Management Representative: Well, again, understanding you folks do not get bonuses like the private sector, there are no bonuses in DHS or any other federal agency. We understand that since you are not getting 5% increase in salary annually, at least that’s our stance; we agree that a little bit more in the 401 K retirement plan. This is doable, is feasible. I do not know if 6% is doable. That is a huge jump, that’s three times of what ...