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.

U.S. Appeals Court Kills Injunction on Trump Labor Relations EOs

July 16, 2019 5:07 PM , Updated July 28, 2019 8:18 AM
U.S. Appeals Court Kills Injunction on Trump Labor Relations EOs

A Circuit Court has overturned a District Court’s decision to declare invalid major portions of several Executive Orders impacting labor relations.

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OPM Asks FLRA for Decision on Letting Folks Quit the Union Quickly

July 15, 2019 9:15 AM , Updated July 25, 2019 12:02 PM
OPM Asks FLRA for Decision on Letting Folks Quit the Union Quickly

OPM has asked FLRA to issue guidance on precedent for revoking federal employees’ union dues assignments. Interested persons can comment on the situation.

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Federal Union Strategy: Stonewall Contract Negotiations

July 2, 2019 11:06 AM , Updated July 14, 2019 5:30 PM
Federal Union Strategy: Stonewall Contract Negotiations

The author says that unions have recently resorted to stonewalling collective bargaining proposals they don’t like rather than negotiating.

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Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

June 18, 2019 9:49 AM , Updated July 2, 2019 8:28 AM
Conflict of Interest and Statutory Violation at Merit Systems Protection Board?

The author describes a potential conflict of interest between two labor unions.

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House Democrats Try to Bully FLRA Chair at Hearing

June 10, 2019 3:33 PM , Updated June 19, 2019 11:55 AM

The author says a recent House Committee hearing on the FLRA served to attack the agency’s chairman and showed the Congressmen’s lack of knowledge about the law.

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Major Impasses Panel Decision Addresses Union Institutional Benefits and Other Key Issues

June 5, 2019 9:48 AM , Updated June 14, 2019 11:13 AM
Major Impasses Panel Decision Addresses Union Institutional Benefits and Other Key Issues

A new FSIP decision suggests that past assumptions will no longer drive the Panel’s decision making.

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Three Very Recent FLRA Decisions with Important Holdings

May 29, 2019 12:11 PM , Updated June 7, 2019 8:03 AM

Three new FLRA decisions send a message to arbitrators about the Authority’s philosophy on issues.

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FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

May 21, 2019 3:11 PM , Updated June 1, 2019 8:14 AM
FSIP Rethinks Union Rights and Official Time

New members on the FSIP are making a difference on decisions resolving disputes between agencies and unions.

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VA and AFGE: A Reversal of Fortunes?

May 11, 2019 8:49 AM , Updated May 20, 2019 10:07 AM
VA and AFGE: A Reversal of Fortunes?

The author says that AFGE’s PR campaign about a collective bargaining agreement with the VA is likely more hype than truth.

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HR Managers & Directors, Pay Very Careful Attention to This FLRA Decision!

February 25, 2019 9:31 AM , Updated March 5, 2019 7:19 AM

The author says that a recent FLRA decision reverses previous precedent which will have important implications for HR managers.

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