Tag: Labor Relations

Big Gamble, Big Loss in New Customs Case

Filed in News by on July 11, 2005 Comments

NTEU gambled that it could require Customs to bargain an entire labor agreement and delay changes to the work assignment agreement negotiated under the Clinton partnership directive. The gamble did not pay off and the agency issued its new policy which successfully withstood several years of review by third parties and the Court of Appeals for DC.

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President Nominates New FLRA General Counsel

Filed in News by on June 24, 2005 Comments

Six months after the previous general counsel of the FLRA vacated the position, President Bush nominated Colleen Duffy Kiko, of Virginia, to fill the position vacated last December by Peter Eide.

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In Some Federal Agencies, It May Be O.K. To Wear Cargo Shorts To Work

Filed in News by on June 20, 2005 Comments

The FLRA recently ordered the Custom and Border Protection to negotiate with NTEU over workers rights to wear cargo shorts while on the job.

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Sleeping On Your Rights

Filed in News by on June 9, 2005 Comments

A union did not pursue an employee’s case to arbitration in a timely fashion. The court uphold the decision to dismiss the case.

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Union Ratification and the Labor Relations Statute

Filed in News by on May 24, 2005 Comments

In the federal sector, union members ratify an agreement with an agency before it becomes final. This article explores the issue of whether the ratification process is a right granted by the labor relations statute or if the current Federal Labor Relations Authority would conclude ratification is only a right granted through the bargaining process.

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“The Emperor Has No Clothes”

Filed in News by on May 23, 2005 Comments

What will it take for federal employee unions to try a more bipartisan approach in playing politics at the national level?

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House Shifts Millions Away From New DHS Personnel System

Filed in News by on May 23, 2005 Comments

The House voted to transfer about half of the proposed $53 million that was to be used for implementing new personnel reforms at DHS to assist the nation’s federal firefighters.

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What Would Your Co-Workers Say About You To An Investigator?

Filed in News by on May 16, 2005 Comments

If an employee believes an action against him was a prohibited personnel practice, what remedies are available? Here is a case that shows some of the limits on appeal rights.

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