Tag: FLRA

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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Words Matter in Disputes About Executive and Legislative Authority

By on May 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Words Matter in Disputes About Executive and Legislative Authority

The author says that planned closures of two FLRA offices have brought a disagreement to light that could have been avoided.

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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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New FLRA Fixes ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’ Case Law of Predecessor

By on March 5, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
New FLRA Fixes ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’ Case Law of Predecessor

After previously setting two separate standards for reviewing an arbitrator’s decision, a recent FLRA decision with its new Members complies with a decision of the DC Circuit court. The FLRA is now applying only one “standard.” This case should be required reading for the labor relations community.

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Union Official Time: Why a Basic Change is Needed

By on January 31, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Union Official Time: Why a Basic Change is Needed

The author says that reports of official time issued by OPM are inaccurate and understated. He raises some questions about the use of official time.

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Federal Labor Relations: 2018 Predictions (or Maybe Hopes)

By on January 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Labor Relations: 2018 Predictions (or Maybe Hopes)

The author looks at problems created by the FLRA under past administrations and how the FLRA under the new administration might address them.

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FLRA Swears in New Members

By on December 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The FLRA has announced that three individuals have been sworn in as Authority Members after confirmation by the Senate.

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DC Court of Appeals Again Sides With Dissent in FLRA Decision

By on November 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
DC Court of Appeals Again Sides With Dissent in FLRA Decision

The DC Court of Appeals has again restricted the expansion of bargaining in the federal government as advocated by the FLRA.

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New Executive Director Appointed at FLRA

By on November 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

William Tosick has been appointed to serve as the new Executive Director of the FLRA.

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