Monday, March 06, 2006

Pentagon...Afraid of Unions?

With the largest arsenal of the world's finest soldiers at its disposal you wouldn't think that the Pentagon would be scared of anything...well, anything except government unions.

In the works for the past several years, the NSPS (National Security Personnel System) was designed to transform the current civilian workforce of DoD into a workforce with distinct measures to ensure accountability linked with performance. As part of this transformation, the DoD needed to change the collective bargaining rights of the government unions that are entangled into the lives of the core civilian employees. What the NSPS proposed was to limit collective bargaining from a national level, ensuring that agreements would be fluid across the organization - unlike now where collective bargaining occurs at all levels of the organization, making it nearly impossible to hold individuals to any standard of performance across DoD.

Well the unions clearly felt threatened by this restriction of their bargaining rights and took their matter to federal court. With the appeals court ruling in the union's favor, the Pentagon has no choice but to bend over and take it up the ass. Basically once again forcing multiple standards of performance for union and non-union members in an organization that is in dire need for strategic focus - especially to provide much-needed support during the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism).

Reason #589 why unions have no business in federal government.


Blogger The Management said...

What are the 588 other reasons?


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