The vast majority of unfair labor practice allegations are filed by unions against agencies. Determining the winner or loser in these cases often depends on getting information and who has the power to get the information. Proposed changes to the regulations have generated a response from the largest federal employee union. Here is a summary and observations from an experienced labor relations professional who worked for several agencies.
A dispute between the National Labor Relations Board Union and the agency is heating up as the union begins picketing and calling for the resignation of the agency’s General Counsel. The NLRB responds with its own press release.
The FLRA is specifically excluded from coverage of the federal labor relations law. What is the legal authority for this agency to recognize a union?
There appears to be a significant change in direction at the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Federal agencies may like the new approach.
A new policy has been issued regarding the settlement of unfair labor practice (ULP) allegations against federal agencies. In this article, the author discusses questions raised by the new policy and offers practical advice to agencies when a ULP is filed.
What factors are necessary to have a good, effective labor relations program in a federal agency? Here are some criteria.
It’s an election year. Here are several proposals that have been made that would impact the civil service structure and the benefits of some current federal employees.
Colleen Duffy Kiko has been appointed as the new General Counsel for the FLRA.
Political battle arises over the creation of the Department of Homeland Security but this recent decision from the FLRA may give the Administration ammunition in its argument that the current program isn’t efficient or effective.