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.

EO Decision Provides a Look into Judge’s Far-Left Philosophy of Collective Bargaining

By on October 6, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
EO Decision Provides a Look into Judge’s Far-Left Philosophy of Collective Bargaining

The author says a recent ruling on President Trump’s executive orders reflects a theory of collective bargaining that is extreme.

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DC District Judge Ignores Critical Statutory Provision in Executive Order Case

By on September 25, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DC District Judge Ignores Critical Statutory Provision in Executive Order Case

The author says a recent decision over-turning 3 Executive Orders reflects the judge’s personal opinion rather than what is actually in the law.

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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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