Category Archives: FLRA

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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FLRA REGIONAL OFFICE SEMINARS AVAILABLE FLRA just distributed the announcement below.  We have found these meetings interesting and helpful.  Sign up fast before all the seats are gone.

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IFPTE ASSEMBLES FREE TRAINING POWERPOINTS PowerPoint presentations have become the work horse of nearly every training session.  They make the presenter and union president look professional, they focus everyone in the room on the same message at the same time, … Continue reading

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PIZZELLA AGHAST OVER 76 YEAR OLD PRECEDENT An ALJ found an agency discriminated against an employee when it denied her request to telework from home while she recovered from a broken ankle.  When the judge failed to require the agency … Continue reading

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PIZZELLA’S POMPOSITY Newly-minted Member Pizzella has launched his FLRA career by largely lecturing the labor-management community on his loyalty to the fight against government waste. His latest sermonette (delivered as a concurring opinion in AFGE, 67 FLRA 218) condemns an AFGE local … Continue reading

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A RESPONSE TO PATRICK PIZZELLA AND THE BROTHERS Patrick Pizzella is the newest member of the FLRA, filling the minority party seat. Yesterday, he signed his first decision (AFGE, 67 FLRA 107) and did something quite strange. After agreeing with the … Continue reading

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FEDSMILL’S PARTICULARIZED NEED FORM While science’s two-decade long, multi-billion dollar search for the Higgs-Boson particle ended in success (and according to some putting man virtually face-to-face with god), the quest for particularized need has proven more challenging than that for … Continue reading

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