3 Types of Bargaining (Video)
Labor Relations Specialist Derek Willingham outlines the scope of bargaining and what is negotiable in a contract.
Advance Notice (Video)
Can your agency simply demand that you meet them at the bargaining table? Learn how the concept of "Advanced Notice" can help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls associated with collective bargaining.
Impact and Implementation (Video)
How do you know when an agency proposal is negotiable? This video explains how impact and implementation applies to agency proposals to working conditions and terms of employment.
Management Rights (Video)
Management will often claim that certain areas of work are not subject to bargaining because it is classified as a 'management right.' In this video, you will learn how to respond to an agency claim that a subject is non-negotiable
Webinar Instructor-led Trainings
Field Services and Education Department offers the instructor-led Webinars periodically. Please check back to see what courses are offering.
Collective Bargaining Essential Courses (Online Self-paced Courses)
This self-paced course is designed to explain your legal right to bargain collectively under 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71. Upon successful completion of the quizzes at the end of each module, participants will be awarded a Bargaining Essentials badge in their personal profile in AFGE Learn.
Resources and Research
AFGE Collective Bargaining Manual
The Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute URL
A Short History of the Statute URL
FLRA.gov Guides and Manuals URL
Searchable and printable version of the StatuteFile
Printable pdf version of the Pocket StatuteFile
FLRA Guidance on Information RequestsFile
Research and Databases
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AFGE Collective Bargaining Manual: Appendix D, CaseTrack Ground Rules
AFGE has created an online database of AFGE contracts, grievances, and arbitrations, CaseTrack. For security purposes, no one from the local can register as a user until the Local President has registered as a Local Administrator. To do so, Local Presidents should email name, address, preferred email address, and desired username and password to email@example.com. Pick a username and password. Your password should have at least six characters and at least one special character. Also, please use personal email, rather than government email.