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Category Archives: FLRA
BRAVO, FLRA, YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY!!! We just took a look at the latest version of the Authority’s annual report and what a difference it shows between how well the FLRA is managed today under Carol Waller Pope … Continue reading
WHEN THE GERMANS BOMBED PEARL HARBOR One of the great lines from film is the Animal House passage where one of the frat boys declares that nothing is over until the frat declares it over—just like it wasn’t over for … Continue reading
“DE MINIMIS” DOCTRINE TOO COMPLEX EVEN FOR ALJs? Not long ago FEDSMILL.com posted an article entitled “Die, De Minimis Die” to shine a light on how elusively complex and high risk the de minimis doctrine is for practitioners. It may … Continue reading
FLRA EXPANDS ARBITRATORS’ POWERS Up until last week, once an arbitrator issued a final decision he/she was done with that case and had no right to issue a supplemental or follow-up award. The arbitrator was considered to be “functus officio,” … Continue reading
FLRA ANNOUNCES WEB-BASED ARBITRATION TRAINING The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) announced recently that its web-based Comprehensive Arbitration Training is now available on-line. The training is yet another example of the FLRA’s ongoing efforts to better serve the labor-management community, providing members with … Continue reading
FSIP GUTS UNION’S RIGHT TO BARGAIN The Impasses Panel just sent a very loud and clear message to unions working for employers that bargain with multiple unions. The Panel is more than willing to take away bargaining rights from the … Continue reading
AFGE CONSOLIDATES DOD POLICE An old DOD management tactic is to not only demand lots of small units on their military bases, but also to keep them isolated from one another. It keeps them weak. AFGE just overcame serious DOD … Continue reading
WHAT IS A PROPHYLACTIC PROPOSAL? It is not only something union negotiators can use to protect members from the adverse effects of a management intrusion into their lives, but also something the FLRA endorses.
A LITTLE HELP WITH FLRA CASE LAW Julia Akins Clark, the FLRA General Counsel, has done us all a favor, by posting on her web site a document highlighting the most significant case law holdings on dozens of key points … Continue reading
FDIC FLIPS, FLOPS, FLAPS, & FLAILS The FDIC leadership is currently doing its best impression of a fish tightly caught on the end of an angler’s line. It’s struggling mightily in a desperate attempt to break free of the hook … Continue reading