DuBester Renominated for FLRA

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Portrait of Ernest DuBester

Ernest W. DuBester

President Trump has announced he is renominating Ernest W. DuBester to serve a third consecutive term as a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.  DuBester has been nominated for the remainder of a five-year term expiring on July 1, 2019.

DuBester has served as an Authority Member since August 2009. He was the FLRA Chairman from January to November 2013.  DuBester has over 40 years of experience in Labor-Management relations starting with the National Labor Relations Board.

He was a union attorney with Highsaw & Mahoney, and also legislative counsel to the AFL-CIO.

From 1993-2001, DuBester was Chairman and Member at the National Mediation Board (NMB), which oversees labor relations in the airline and railroad industries. He was the NMB staff mediator from 2005-2009.

From 2001-2005, he was a professor and director of the dispute-resolution program at George Mason University School of Law (now Antonin Scalia Law School).  DuBester received his undergraduate degree from Boston College; his law degree from Catholic University, where he served as Recent Developments Editor of the Law Review; and his Masters of Law in Labor Law from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Patrick Pizzella is currently the acting Chairman of the FLRA. Pizzella was nominated in June to be the Deputy Secretary of Labor.

Colleen Duffy Kiko has also been nominated as a new Member of the FLRA for a term of five years beginning July 30, 2017. Upon her confirmation, she will become the FLRA Chair.

James Thomas Abbott was nominated as a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2020 to replace Patrick Pizzella whose term as an FLRA Member expired.

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