HOW TO GET FLRA TO BLOCK AN FSIP DECISION

More than a few parties, whether labor or management, who have lost a case before the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) have concluded that the decision is illegal, if not even immoral, and wanted to get it overturned. Unfortunately, the federal courts refuse to get involved in FSIP decision appeals and FLRA has made it very, very hard to convince it to step in and suspend the FSIP order. But it can happen, and a few days ago FLRA issued a decision in which it effectively summarized precisely what a party has to do to convince it to tell FSIP to back off. Negotiators might want to at least skim it to create a memory that it is possible just in case they need it down the road. See IFPTE, Local 4 and Dept. of the Navy, NH, 70 FLRA 20 (2016)

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