Category Archives: Arbitration

ARBITRATOR PRITZKER, YOU ARE DEAD WRONG    Malcolm Pritzker, an experienced DC arbitrator, recently ruled that an agency (SSA) violated the law by withholding information from the union (AALJ) during bargaining.  The agency withheld the information, sped the dispute to the FSIP, and got one of the Panel’s politically-patented anti-union decisions imposing working … Continue reading

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FLRA WILL DESTROY LABOR ARBITRATION UNLESS ARBITRATORS DO THIS In 2017 Trump filled the majority of the seats on the Federal Labor Relations Authority from his stockpile of political operatives who understand the need to crush unions and employee rights … Continue reading

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THE ABBOTT-KIKO ARBITRATION OVERTIME SWINDLE After 40 years of FLRA upholding virtually all arbitrator decisions granting employees retroactive overtime pay for violations of the labor agreement, regulation, past practices or law, the two Trump FLRA appointees have conspired to swindle … Continue reading

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TWO ROOKIE MISTAKES A recent FLRA decision opens with these three sentences, “In this case, Arbitrator Anthony R. Orman, found that the Agency violated Article 21, Section 4 of the parties’ collective-bargaining agreement by failing to distribute overtime in a “fair … Continue reading

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3 YEARS, 5 MONTHS & 19 DAYS IS NOT PROMPT Because the collective bargaining agreement characterized the grievance process as designed to provide for the “prompt” settlement of grievances, an arbitrator decided to void the union’s grievance on behalf of … Continue reading

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KIKO-ABBOTT RIP UP ANOTHER ARBITRATION AWARD Continuing their campaign of overturning virtually any arbitrator award that dares to sustain a grievance, this dynamic duo of decisional dissembling has created yet another reasons for screwing over employees. Moreover, they did it … Continue reading

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ARBITRATOR’S ALERT: FLRA BUILDS A BIGGER TRAP FOR ARBITRATORS President Trump has installed his two operatives on the FLRA and they have set about deciding what they consider to be “fake law.” Among their first moves was to make it … Continue reading

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AGENCY OBLITERATES UNION BACK PAY AWARD- UNIONS BEWARE Even if you heavily favor unions over management you have to admit that “Congrats” are in order for the Federal Bureau of Prisons based on 64 FLRA 775.  One of the most aggressive … Continue reading

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SAY “THANKS, BUT NO THANKS” TO BACK PAY FROM FSIP OR INTEREST ARBITRATORS- Part 2 Less than a month ago we posted an article warning the parties, but particularly unions, about the potential problems with asking the Panel or interest … 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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