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CEA’s “Know Your Rights” Articles Library Index: Legal Rights of Public Employees
What Rights Do We Have As Public Employees?
Articles are available from CEA's Articles Library to all client associations and their members. Non-clients may purchase articles individually or contract for CEA's services on a month-to-month basis.
To access the index, click here. Use a keyword search to determine which articles you would like to read. Contact CEA at (562) 433-6983 or email@example.com to request full articles.
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Employee Association Membership
Do you have questions about what it means to belong to an Association. Here is a list of articles to help you sort through association membership.
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Association and Public Employee Rights and Strategies
As a member of your association, you have tools available to you for appealing unfair discipline or enforcing your rights on the job.
Please contact City Employees Associates (CEA) for more information
(562) 433-6983 or firstname.lastname@example.org on the following articles:
BARGAINING TEAM TRAINING: NEGOTIATIONS GUIDELINES AND MEMBERSHIP SURVEYS
Team training involves researching employees' needs, analyzing the law, the city rules, surveying the membership, selecting the team, writing and reviewing the package, establishing ground rules, reviewing individual proposals, table etiquette, trading, using the membership, the media, the Council, sustaining communications, management tactics, mediation and fact-finding. Finally, ratification or . . .
ASSOCIATION BOARD TRAINING
Legal responsibilities of organization, including Duty of Fair Representation. How to represent co-workers in grievances & disciplinary matters. Laws affecting "local government" employees. Role of Association committees. Role of professional staff and/or attorneys. Obligation to non-members. How to handle conflicts between co-workers, complaints from public, relations with City Council, etc.
AGENCY SHOP: “NO FREE LUNCH” FOR NON-MEMBERS
Association right to not to pursue cases that lack legal merit and right to assign representative of choice to cases.
SAMPLE BYLAWS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATIONS
Very simple, straightforward bylaws with emphasis on representative democracy and enabling organization to conduct business legally and efficiently.
DOCTOR'S DESIGNATION FORM
Very important that each employee designate your own doctor in case of injury on the job. Otherwise, you will be treated by a doctor who works for the city/district and not you. If you are making a medical claim against the City, will the city doctor have your interests as his priority?
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF OUR EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION?
Explains benefits of having employee organization – in both the short term and long term. Helps answer member’s / non-member’s questions about Why Belong?
WELCOME TO THE ASSOCIATION
Document for your association to hand out to new employees or non-members, explaining the services your organization provides. Also: information about role of your Association in the workplace.