Bob Gilson

Bob Gilson is a consultant with a specialty in working with and training Federal agencies to resolve employee problems at all levels. A retired agency labor and employee relations director, Bob has authored or co-authored a number of books dealing with Federal issues and also conducts training seminars.

DC District Court Judge Makes Jurisdiction Grab in Trump Executive Orders Decision

By on August 27, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DC District Court Judge Makes Jurisdiction Grab in Trump Executive Orders Decision

The author says that a recent court decision to overturn Trump’s executive orders shows a lack of understanding of federal sector collective bargaining.

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150 Federal Union Officials Stole Over $4.5 Million From Members Since 2001

By on August 14, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
150 Federal Union Officials Stole Over $4.5 Million From Members Since 2001

Data from the Labor Department provide a glimpse into the number of cases in which federal union officials were involved in theft of union dues.

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Are Your Union Officers Violating a Criminal Statute With Your Money?

By on August 2, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Are Your Union Officers Violating a Criminal Statute With Your Money?

Is a full time union representative allowed to accept pay from the government as well as the union? The author looks at the issue.

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Federal Unions’ ‘Fake News’ and How to Check It

By on July 24, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Unions’ ‘Fake News’ and How to Check It

The author cites statistics depicting an alternate perspective on federal unions and the recent executive orders.

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OPM Guidance on Labor and Employee Relations Executive Orders

By on July 6, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Guidance on Labor and Employee Relations Executive Orders

OPM has issued guidance on President Trump’s recent Executive Orders impacting the federal workforce.

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Executive Orders & the Force of Law: How Federal Unions’ Suit May Be Doomed

By on June 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Executive Orders & the Force of Law: How Federal Unions’ Suit May Be Doomed

How will lawsuits filed by unions regarding the Executive Order on labor relations fare in court? Here is an analysis.

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FLRA Reverses Precedents Creating New Case Law

By on May 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
FLRA Reverses Precedents Creating New Case Law

The FLRA has reversed prior interpretations of the law in a couple of important ways. The author summarizes the court’s rationale in a new case.

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Federal Labor Relations Authority Issues Landmark Bargaining Decision

By on May 2, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Labor Relations Authority Issues Landmark Bargaining Decision

The newly constituted FLRA has issued a landmark decision to restrict the bargaining obligation between agencies and unions. Here is a summary and analysis.

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Department of Education v. AFGE: Union Busting or Fiscal Responsibility?

By on March 17, 2018 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Department of Education v. AFGE: Union Busting or Fiscal Responsibility?

AFGE and the Education Department have been battling over a collective bargaining agreement. Is the agency “union busting” or being financially prudent?

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Education Says AFGE Waived Rights, Implements Collective Bargaining Agreement

By on March 14, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Education Says AFGE Waived Rights, Implements Collective Bargaining Agreement

When a union does not respond to an agency proposal after a time, can the agency implement it? Broad action by the Education Department may answer the question.

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