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A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING REFORM Collective bargaining law, particularly 5 U.S.C. 7114(a)(1), should be changed to deny those unions that have chronically low membership the right to delay the implementation of agency proposed mid-term changes in the conditions … Continue reading

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PIZZELLA ON BONDAGE Back in 1997 the Authority declared that it favored automatically including employees in existing bargaining units if they shared a community of interest. It saw no need to force agencies and unions to undergo the multi-year costs, … Continue reading

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PIZZELLA POISED TO CREATE CHAOS Brace yourself if you have anything to do with federal sector labor relations. Pat Pizzella, the Acting Chair of the FLRA and presumptive heir to the chair, is about to rattle your world like a … Continue reading

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ANOTHER FLRA FUBAR? What’s a “FUBAR?” It is shorthand for pronouncing something “Fouled Up Beyond All Repair,” although there are more verbally assertive versions. We use it to label those MSPB and FLRA cases that screw up the lives of … Continue reading

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WHAT IS AN A/SLMR? If the acronym does not register a bell, maybe the widespread pronunciation will. Those of us who got into the LR business before 1979 commonly pronounced it A-SLAMMER. Still don’t know? Well, long, long ago and … Continue reading

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DON’T LIKE THE FLRA DECISION? JUST SAY “NO F….ING WAY!” Fortunately for the effectiveness of the system, most losing parties accept an FLRA decision on exceptions to an arbitration award as final and implement the remedy. However, what can a … Continue reading

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CONGRATS TO CAROL AND ERNIE! There is another very good piece of good news coming out of the FLRA these days, and it is thanks to Carol Pope and Ernie Dubester. (Sorry for the “Dis” Patrick, but we are pretty … Continue reading

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OUR COMPLIMENTS TO FLRA ON NEW WEB SITE We will always remember Carol Pope as the person who not only kept Dale Cabiness from pulling the plug on FLRA, but who also nursed it off life support once Dale resigned. … Continue reading

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EXTREME ULP REMEDIES The NLRB recently issued a decision clobbering an employer with penalties for its repeated and substantial violations of the labor law. Take a look at this blog post about it for a quick overview of the decision. … Continue reading

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WHAT NEXT AT CBP? If you have been watching the cases coming out of FLRA the last year or so, you probably noticed that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to lose a lot of back pay cases to NTEU. … Continue reading

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